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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by full_bleed, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    do them accomplish this duo-toned finish.
  2. Phil Mailloux

    Phil Mailloux

    Mar 25, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Builder: Mailloux Basses
    Spray a pigmented lacquer on an unsealed ash body, let dry, sand away the lacquer until the lacquer is only left in the pores of the ash, then dye your body.
  3. That's the usual way when the pattern comes from the wood grain. But there's another way that was employed by Ibanez in the early-mid 80's that was a painted effect. I've seen it on some Roadster's and other "Musician" bodied basses. That version looked about as real as it could - much more convincing than a photo-finish.
  4. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    cool thanks guys.

    p.s. hambone I took your advice on using corel. It's a godsend!
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Sandberg really has those zebra finishes down, don't they? Nice.