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Good Source for a Nitro Finished J Bass Body?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tsheldon, Mar 7, 2006.


  1. tsheldon

    tsheldon

    Jun 20, 2005
    Western New York
    Hello,
    I'm GASing for a 1962 style jazz bass in Olympic White, but in an effort to get one for a good price I'm thinking of going with a parts bass. While I realize that there is a debate whether or not finish type makes a difference I've decided that I want to go with a Nitro finish.

    Can anyone recommend someone who does thin nitro finishes in traditional fender colors? I tried the search function and couldn't find anything.

    Thank you,
    Tim
     
  2. With the abundance of parts out there you might take a look at doing one yourself, this is the place http://home.flash.net/~guitars/ to get set.

    Non-metallic colors, like whites, are good ones to start with. I have found their nitro primer is excellent, their paints great, but their nitro clear coats lacking a bit. What has worked well for me is using reranch primer and paint and then using a behler instrument lacquer to get a good finish.
     
  3. toad

    toad

    Jun 26, 2002
    NYC
    Michael Dolan http://www.dolanguitars.com/ did a nitro finish for me and he did a great job. He's also really easy to work with. And his price is reasonable. Good luck.
     
  4. hamertek98

    hamertek98

    Apr 3, 2004
    Indiana

    Any chance of seeing a pic of the re-finish. I've got a project I was thinking of using him for. Thanks.

    edit to add: I didn't mean to hi-jack the thread!
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have heard great things about Michael's finishing work.
     
  6. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I had Mark Jenny do a really nice and authentic nitro job on my tele. He doesn't do anything but finish work, but does a great job.

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    http://www.mjtelecaster.com/
     
  7. momo

    momo

    Oct 22, 2005
    Huntington Beach, CA
    www.grguitars.com always has some cool stuff. Im thinking about a j bass from them soon.