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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by benchpress11782, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. benchpress11782


    May 23, 2007
    Hello again TB community. Well first off, I finally got my pentabuzz, and I am in love with it. As soon as I started to play, I was like : O what the f***!!! What a beautiful instrument. The sustain, the sound, the feel, the beauty. Anyway I would like to thank you guys for all your help and advice that got me here.

    Anyway, my question is. What is the best way to clean the fingerboard? Mild soap? Windex? Lol. I know pedulla has a product, but are there any household products I can use? Otherwise will prob get pedulla product. Want to preserve this bass for EVER :). Thanks again.

  2. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Tung oil is recommended on natural finish woods.
    I have an Ebony fingerboard on my Stambaugh and
    Chris uses it. It cleans wood quite well.
    Enjoy that BUZZ bass.
    It's got the Oooo factor to me.
  3. xabicho

    xabicho Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    I will check with Pedulla, you do not want the fingerboard to absorb any non friendly substances. They don't use epoxy, don't remember but I believe they use polyurethane to coat the fingerboard so check with them.
  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Keep it in its case and never take it out; it will last forever. :bag:
  5. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Pedullas have a polyester finish and they recommend an auto polish like DuPont #7 for general cleaning & polishing.

    When you change strings rub the fingerboard down with a soft pad like Scotch brand and then rub it down with tung oil, wiping away any excess after a couple minutes.
  6. mtb777

    mtb777 Serving bottom for the Most High. Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    Tung oil is for bare wood. Pedulla Buzz' use polyester finish.
    embellisher and Roscoe East like this.
  7. mtb777

    mtb777 Serving bottom for the Most High. Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    Call Christine at Pedulla. She is wonderful to deal with and tell her Kevin from Florida said hello!
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    For those recommending tung oil, this bass has a hard poly finish on the fingerboard. I can imagine what a mess that will make!