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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by PatitucciJ, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. PatitucciJ


    Nov 10, 2012
    I'm in the process of defretting my bass. I've got everything done and now I am ready to stain the neck. I want it to be really dark so I got Ebony stain. Being that the fretboard is rosewood should I spray the neck with a poly or something? Just wondering how I should proceed... Thanks.
  2. Phendyr_Loon

    Phendyr_Loon Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Apply the stain and wipe off the excess, let it dry the recommended time. Repeat if necessary, though some stain doesn't get that much darker with multiple applications.
    Coat it with thin coats of poly.

    When prepping the finger board, make sure all the old finish, (if any), is taken off, and don't go any finer than 220 grit before the stain. I learned the hard way that by sanding the bare wood too fine will yield a lighter stain result.