need help here pleaseeee

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by warwickstoner, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. hey guys. havent been here in forever. anyways, i have an ibanez btb510 and am planning to put a cocobolo top on it. the top is completely flat with a little bevel to the sides. does this sound good?
    1. evenly sand 1/7" of an inch off the bass
    2. spread glue evenly across the top
    3. put the cocobolo top on and use 5-8 clamps to secure it
    4. add the bevel back to the sides by sanding
    5. maybe put a few coats of polyurethane for shinyness
    my dad is really hesistant about buying the wood for this project for fear of me ****ing up my bass. anyone know any better ways? here are pics of my bass for reference: &
  2. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    this was on the ct site too if i aint mistaken. (which i'm not :ninja: :bag: )
  3. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    take stevie g's advice from the ct site. it makes the most sense.
  4. i was just wanting to get a buncha opinions on what to do. thanks.
  5. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Do you have any experience working with Cocobolo? It's a highly toxic wood that many luthiers shy away from using...
  6. phatcactus


    Apr 2, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    AMEN. I was hand sanding a fingerboard for a few nights, and sneezing like crazy all the while, but roughin' through it. Today I got tired and put the board to the belt sander. Probably no more than two minutes in, DOOM. Pure doom. I physically could not keep going, or I'd've collapsed onto the belt sander and died. Gross. I still ache.

    I'm not touchin' the stuff again until I get a nice dust mask of some kind.