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Naked is Better

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by beam, Nov 28, 2005.


  1. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    not bad not bad. I think the atk pickguard is cute though.
     
  2. beam

    beam

    Dec 29, 2002


    Clear one coming soon :)
     
  3. now only if the fretboard was naked...
     
  4. Well, it's not completely naked. It does have a G-string.

    :bag:

    - Dave
     
  5. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    Is my Carvin Naked enough? (Birdseye fretboard with no dots, swamp ash body)

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    Regards,

    Mike
     
  6. thats pretty naked. but i'm still waiting for an unlined fretless with a clear finish to pop up.
     
  7. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    You are not alone...
    And mine is even more naked... I took even the finish off.

    Of course.. I no longer have it :( , been years since I sold it, but I replaced it last week with a USATK and Im very happy!!
     

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  8. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    Here's my ash Jazz that has been stripped and tung-oiled.
    It's currently wearing an aftermarket lined fretless neck, as seen in the pic.
     

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  9. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Actually only 1 of my 14 basses has a pick guard. 2000 P Special. I really like seeing the wood.
     
  10. Daywalker

    Daywalker

    Apr 13, 2005
    SOCAL
  11. Scott Thomas

    Scott Thomas

    Jan 11, 2005
    I have been thinking about doing that to my black ATK 305 Korean since I got it almost a year ago. This thread is giving me the push I need. It has the (three piece, i think) ash body and I like the bare wood look an feel also. But how tough is it to strip that thick poly finish? Or to keep the black from melting into the open grain if using a chemical stripper?

    But those two "naked" ATK's look great guys! :cool:
     
  12. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Without the paint stripper is tought.. but it can be done.

    I did mine completely by hand... it took me a while, but it was worth it. I found that the first coats are clear. So you could just sand off the black coat, and leave the clear one and polish it. (I did that with mine)

    Or.. go the other, easier route. Use a paint stripper and then refinish with tung oil.

    That ash always looks good. My ATK300 was black also.
     
  13. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    :rollno: :p
     
  14. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    :D :D
     
  15. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Nooooo! You need the pickguard!
     
  16. lowmid

    lowmid

    Feb 2, 2005
    belgium
    lets see some stingrays and sterling naked???

    if people want to trow of their pickguards for one shot???

    I'll be kicking!!!
     
  17. I seriously don't know if this joke will ever get old.
     
  18. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Here's my trusty old battle axe!
     

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  19. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    :p :D :hyper: