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Is polyurethane finish = nitro cellulous lacquer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by napabass, Feb 3, 2006.


  1. Is a polyurethane finish the same thing as a nitro cellulous lacquer finish? I bought a new stand from MF that came with a warning label, "Attention: Not recommended for guitars with nitro cellulous lacquer finish. the material of foam might cause unexpected chemical reaction that may deteriorate the finish." I'm scared to death! Anything to worry about? My new Fender Aerodyne bass has a black polyurethane finish.
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I dont think so,i THINk nitro cellulous is what fender used back in the day.
     
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Nope. They're completely different animals. Yer safe with your bass and the stand. NC is a lot more fragile and reactive.
     
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    They switched over in 67 or 68 IIRC (I'm too lazy to look it up).

    Although the headstocks on fenders are Nitro up through then end of the 70's...which is why you'll see 70s fenders have a different color headstock from the rest of the neck.