drum wraps for finish?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by chuckocaster, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. chuckocaster


    Apr 27, 2005
    manteca, ca
    after seeing zz top on story tellers i remembered how much i like sparkle finishes. it got me to thinking about drum wraps, like those old gretsch and ludwig kits. i know there are a few places who sell the wrap. i was wondering what you guys thought of this as a finish for the top of a guitar, my frankenbacker to be exact. i think if i went this route i'd bind the top so as to hide the seam. i don't think you could just get by with laying it on there and then just painting the back and sides.

    any ideas or concerns? i'd love to hear them.
  2. Uribam


    Jun 4, 2009
    I can't speak from a luthier's point of view, however this must be said. It would make your bass look like an entire gay pride parade! The idea is splendid and different. My uncle actually has old old Ludwig drums with the sparkle wraps. They'd be drums my girlfriend wants. You should just open a factory who makes basses like this. I'd buy one for sure!

  3. chuckocaster


    Apr 27, 2005
    manteca, ca
    currently i have an apricot sparkle j bass, and a champagne sparkle dearmond m75t (les paul style). i just dig big bass boat like finishes, they look so damn cool under stage lights!
  4. Joe.shaffer


    Nov 25, 2008
    Cabot, AR
    I saw a G&L L-2500 in Memphis this weekend, the finish looked like somebody covered the bass in sequins and epoxied over it. It was possibly the most rad finish I've ever seen. So I say go for it.

    EDIT: According to the G&L site it would be their red metallic flake finish.