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
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Thor fretless boards give me endless GAS. The ebony board with that high gloss finish...on a C.A. green bass.

  3. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    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 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. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Aug 31, 2001
    Halifax, Canada
    Owner - St. Germaine Guitars
    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.