Pedulla Esque Fretless Finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Linas, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    I have a fretless jazz bass but the finish that is on the fingerboard right now doesnt give enought muuah. I was wondering how pedulla gets that glass like finish on the fingerboard. I have tried on a project bass just using polyurethane, but couldnt get that shiney finish and also couldnt make my bass get enough muaah. Any tips/tricks?

    This site has good examples of the final product im looking for
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Thor fretless boards give me endless GAS. The ebony board with that high gloss finish...on a C.A. green bass.

  3. Well the title of your post answers your own question.
    Pedulla will diamonkote anyones neck. ;)
  4. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    yeah theyle diamondkote it and charge you 300$ some dollars. I am looking for the do it yourselfers answer to my problem of getting glass like glaze.
  5. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    System 3 mirror coat Epoxy and a lot of time and patience. As well as very low action at the nut and as close to flat a fingerboard as possible meaning almost no relief. This should net you Jaco.
  6. The search turns up this defret/epoxy coating tutorial. I had the enjoyment of of sort of assisting, but mostly just using the author's tools for my own greedy needs.