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Finishing Questions

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Volk, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Volk


    Dec 18, 2005
    South Jersey
    Although my bass is not quite ready for finishing, I do have a burning question I need to ask.

    What exactly should I cover before finishing? I can think of the fretboard and any holes I've drilled, but should I cover the neck pocket? And how about the spot on the neck that fits into the pocket, do I cover that? What about the spot where the neck plate goes?

    And slightly related, when should I epoxy the fretboard? I would think after finishing it, but I'm not sure.

    And even less related, I've heard that drilling holes through a finish will crack the finish, and was wondering if there was any truth to that.