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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sundogue, Mar 4, 2006.
Here are a few pics of my new refinished Fender Precision.
Nice! Whats the colour called? Purple redburst or something?
That's freakin' hotttt!!!!!!!!!
It's my MIM Fender Precision.
I stripped the finish off it and completely redid it.
I used a mahogany stain. But because the body wood has almost no grain and the wood was joined without regard to matching, I used a different technique for applying the stain.
The first 4 or 5 coats were rubbed in. Then there are about eight coats of stain applied by using a "sponge painting" technique to give it a unique, random pattern. To give it a bit more glow, I rubbed in some "classic oak" stain, in between some of the coats of the mahogany. When it was all "sponge-stained" to my liking, I airbrushed a mix of mahogany and ebony stain around the edge of the body. Then it was clear-coated.
This hid the actual (though slight) wood grain and the mismatched body wood.
I like how it goes with the tort pickguard.
Very cool. Congrats on making it your own.
Very nice. That looks alot like my brother's guitar. I think the colour's listed as "brown burst", although it looks more mahogony-ish than brown. Well to me anyway. But hey, I always liked how it looks, so your bass earns extra points with me.
change your pickguard to black and it will be really cool
I do have a black pickguard. I may try that out...though the very reason I stained it mahogany was because of the pickguard.
It's a little hard to tell in the pics, but because of the combination of "classic oak" and "mahogany" stain, the colors of the pickguard are also on the bass body.
I'm going to replace the pickups and pots eventually. I also plan on replacing the bridge with a brass one and add brass tone controls as well.
What type of stains you used as in the company of the stains? Because I was thinking of doing the same to my MIM P Bass. Also what type of stripper did you use?
Great job. Looks good to me, but will it still be worth $10,000 in 30 years?
I think you should stay w/ that pickguard, I love it!!
Looks great! Nice job.
There are very, VERY few "burst" finishes I like and yours is one of the tops on my list. You did an outstanding job!
The "stripper" I used was a belt sander. I think it had a nitro finish...and no stripper I had did anything to it.
I used MinWax Polyshades. The polyurethane is right in with the stain. It's a pain to work with if you use a brush. I always use a rag and rub it in. It takes longer, but looks better.
Though it has poly in it, I always follow up with a clear gloss final coat.
Typically I use all kinds and brands of stain and clears.
I'm experimenting on other bodies (just cheapos people have given me) with different ways to apply stain. By alternating stain and clear coats, and rubbing the stain on in a circular pattern, I can almost fake a nice quilted pattern. It has that irredescent look at different angles because of the swirls and the light passing through the layers of clear.
It's fun to take something that looks cheap and make it look better.
Super refinish job , looks very nice !
i'd keep the tort pickguard , but maybe think about black hardware ...
No, probably just the $250 I paid for it.