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bass finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dr_love2112, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. dr_love2112


    May 28, 2005
    baytown texas
  2. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    Bodies without a finish (well, a hard finish anyways) are more prone to moving with humidity. They are also more prone to staining from sweat or other liquids that would come in contact with them. Hopefully you don't spill anything on it, but accidents do happen. It's much easier to wipe something off of finished wood. I would say, at the least, put an oil finish on it.
  3. Rat


    Mar 15, 2005
    Boston Sewers
    I just did my bass wirh tru-oil, came out awsome and was easy to do..
  4. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
  5. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    A finish will bring out the curl. If you like it now, you'll like it better finished. The most important aspect to finishing is protecting the wood. Redwood dings very easily and can split on the growth rings if it dries out too rapidly. At least put some oil in it.
  6. dr_love2112


    May 28, 2005
    baytown texas
    OH MY GOD!!!!!!
    i had some poly laying around from my neck and put a lite coat on it and that flame jumped out!!!!!!!!

    it looks better!!!!!!!!