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Caring for a wooden bodied bass? Ibanez

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by shooter, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. shooter


    Mar 4, 2008
    Hopefully the right place to Post this question.(my first here).

    I have a new Ibanez EDB550 - unpainted wooden body.

    Do I need to oil or treat the wood in anyway? :help:

    What about the back of the neck and fretboard?

    If answer is yes to anything - what with?

    (I guess the strings would not be partial to oil).
  2. Does it look like this?
    If it is oil finished then - if not high gloss - it's probably similar to danish oil. You need to buy a good quality hard furniture wax and rub in/buff up once every few months when it starts to lose it's lustre, to keep the wood fed and protected - though it won't protect against knocks and bumps, just ingress of oil/dirt/moisture, etc.
    Fretboard should not need treating, but I like to feed mine with a drop of fingerboard oil every 6 months even if it's rosewood or ebony.
  3. shooter


    Mar 4, 2008
    Identical twins except mine had a dark father/mother.

    Thanx. I will apply a little oil and wax from time to time.

    (I figure it cant hurt).

    My other basses have always been laquered - thats why I asked.

    Really like the light wood look as well. Lucky I did not have a choice at the time between the two and I am very pleased with mine.

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