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Want to stain my neck. Don't want to mess it up.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Mar 22, 2014.


  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I have a $2000 Stambaugh which I absolutely love. This bass will likely be my main bass for years and years. However, the one thing I would change is to have an ebony fingerboard instead of rosewood... because I am vain and would like the colour contrast of black with the rosewood lam top.:smug::rolleyes::smug:

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    I was thinking of using this from Stew Mac: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishi...ains/Black_Fingerboard_Stain.html?tab=Details

    I am quite concerned that I might screw it up and get the stain somewhere it doesn't belong since I believe this would be a permanent stain.

    Any tips?
     
  2. I was looking into this as well, and read of a couple of people that complained that the dye would come off on their fingers. It was recommend to apply a finish over it. That made me decide against it.
     
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  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    That monotone rosewood look is absolutely beautiful in my opinion. I would personally not change a thing.
     
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 That is gorgeous and if you decide to get it done have it done by a professional I would rather experiment on a $100.00 parts bass than that beauty.
     



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