Gold Glitter Precision (8lb build) Solarez I Can't Believe It's not Lacquer

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by /\/\3phist0, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

    Build for a friend: (Sweet Treets by Ray --- first full commission)

    Okoume body
    Warmoth Neck: Deluxe 21 fret , Black Blocks, CF rods, Heel adjust. (color matched headstock)
    Hipshot Kickass (gold)
    Hipshot Ultralites (gold)
    Dimarzio dp122 (cream)
    Gold glitter knobs (xentric)
    Gold base, gold glitter top coat, Solarez resin finish on neck and body.
    Black Pickguard.

    Dry Fit:
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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  2. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Cool, should light up a stage :bassist:

    Im interested to see the Solarez over the glitter. I'd assume you'll need a thick top coat of clear and a bunch of leveling cause the glitter tends to have a heavier texture.

    Sub'd :thumbsup:
  3. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

    Last time I used this, it was not too bad.
    Wetter coats on top of initial dry coats, and set it so gravity can do the deed on the particles while drying.
    the paint:

    I will use less of the glitter product, as it will be over a bright gold base.
    **Also the Solarez self levels so well, very little level sanding is expected. One coat of sanding sealer, scuff, Quick partial cure on a clear coat, and lay down another on top.
    I expect 2 coats will provide enough buildup.
    Solarez is almost entirely solids .

    The Pickguard:

    the Knobs

    I need to get back into the builds, I've been pre-occupied with my shop build.
    (permits, gravel pad, trenching for electrical by pick axe, tooling up, ETC)
    This and the X-705 will be the test of my redneck spray booth.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  4. That’s going to look nice! Subbed!

    Are you going to use “I can’t believe it’s not.”..I forget the rest, Solarez?
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  5. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

    Yes :
    Solarez - I Can't Believe it's not Lacquer on the neck (color matched headstock) and over the Glitter.
  6. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist In Memoriam

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
  7. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Black headstock? Could make the gold tuners pop, and look cool with the blocks and pickguard...
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  8. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    SW VT
    If you cut the pickguard yourself, headstock overlay of that pickguard material could be nice, too. Black and a bit more flower power..
  9. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

    I agree, but, the color match is by request .
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  10. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

    Owner bought pickguard.
    I agree but again customer was adamant.
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  11. MultiScaleMale

    MultiScaleMale Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Definitely not a sunburst / tort P bass.
  12. deff


    Oct 15, 2018
    Gloucester, MA
    I've used that Krylon before.
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  13. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    I used some krylon glitter on a build I have going now. Works pretty well.
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  14. dtsamples

    dtsamples Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Wilmington, DE
    Nothing will ever be more glitter than your L2500
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  15. :drool: :drool: :drool:

    Where are finding these fantastic sparkly knobs lately?

    To me knobs are the finishing touch that makes a great bass even better. :wideyed:
  16. This build ticks all my glitter?..oh, hell yeah!
    Can't wait to see the finished product. :thumbsup:
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  17. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
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  18. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Me too.

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  19. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Hands down, the coolest part about this build -- cream pickups.

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  20. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

    Thanks to you! ;)