1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)
  2. Because Photobucket has chosen to in effect "take down" everyone's photos (unless you pay them), we have extended post edit time in the Luthier's Corner to UNLIMITED.  If you used photobucket and happen to still have your images of builds, you can go back and fix as many of your posts as far back as you wish.

    Note that TalkBass will host unlimited attachments for you, all the time, for free ;)  Just hit that "Upload a File" button.  You are also free to use our Media Gallery if you want a place to create albums, organize photos, etc :)

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?