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best finishing position?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by vbasscustom, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. vbasscustom


    Sep 8, 2008
    im doing a wipe on poly finish, and i was wondering what the best position for the bass to be in was, should i hang it up, or just have it laying down? and if laying down, on what?
  2. LedBelli Bass

    LedBelli Bass Fine, Handmade Custom Bass Guitars

    Dec 25, 2008
    Pasco, WA
    I'm not sure it matters with a wipe on, except that if you want full coverage during each application you may be persuaded to hang it up.
  3. XylemBassGuitar

    XylemBassGuitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 14, 2008
    Durango, CO
    Owner and Operator, Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars
    I hang it from the ceiling with thick twine through the tuner holes.
  4. For the body, I would make a neck stub, and hold it by the neck stub. Put an eye hook in the stub so you can hang it to dry.

    For the neck? I have only done spray on for the neck, so I have no advice.

  5. vbasscustom


    Sep 8, 2008
    unfortunatly, it is a set neck, but the neck stub in a vice would work perfectly with a bolt on. but i think ill hang it up, because i want a really even finish all around

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