I understand that this forum is for serious-minded bass building, but I couldn't think of a more appropriate forum for my question - sacrilegious as it is. In a fit of manic inspiration, I hatched an idea of how to solve the problem of the holoflake (sparkle) finish on my G-Bass without having to pay through the nose to get it refinished professionally. The idea was inspired by a guitar strap I recently purchased with metal studs. Aside from the hideous lack of any taste whatsoever, what would the tonal effect be of covering my bass body with upholstery nails to match the my studded strap. Yeah, I envision covering the entire body with stud-like upholstery nails - nail length is approximately 3/8". Yes, I do understand that doing this would completely ruin the bass body if I didn't like it. I haven't yet decided to do it - I still have to go shopping for the nails and get a quote on redoing the finish, but it is still a possibility.