Oil or Lacker finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Arjan, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. Arjan


    Apr 18, 2002
    I am busy sanding my whole bass (5-piece neckthrough, maple body wings). And I was wondering what would be the best choice (sounding wise) for finishing this bass.
    I want a clear tone, so you can keep that in mind.

    I'm asking this because I ones read an article in the Bassplayer magazine that one luthier 1st oiled a bass (ash body?) but wasn't happy with the tone. Then they resanded it and shot it with polyester, the tone suddenly was more clear and pronounced.

    So the finish does have an effect on the tone?