Well, I took some very fine sandpaper to the back of my bass neck. I used a system of six even up and down strokes, wipe with a damp cloth, wipe with a towel, repeats. After about 10 repetitions all the cruddy finish that had been applied by the Korean factory was removed. Bare wood on my bass neck now, and it's smooth as hell. I can play faster and I feel more connected with my instrument. I was going to tung-oil it, but then I thought about the used bass advantage - years of oils working into the neck and making it supple. Hell, I can play it well now, it should get better with age. I can really see the slight birdseye figuring near the neck joint now (how'sTHAT for a Korean bass?), and the neck just feels beautiful, like silk. I recommend the treatment to anyone, just get REALLY fine sand/glass paper, and wipe the neck thoroughly to remove the dust. You'll also notice that the neck feels better if you leave it overnight and pick it up the next morning. I also recommend you don't make any rapid humidity changes for a while, let your hand oils soak in for a while if you don't re-oil the neck.