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question about finish on bodies

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Primus_rocks, Jan 27, 2005.


  1. Primus_rocks

    Primus_rocks

    Jan 26, 2005
  2. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    that would be the wood, it just has a clearcoat of somekind on it.
     
  3. Primus_rocks

    Primus_rocks

    Jan 26, 2005
    That`s more than likely just a top though right???
     
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Yes that is just a top.
     
  5. Primus_rocks

    Primus_rocks

    Jan 26, 2005
    Cool Thanks a lot man.....have any idea what kinda wood that stuff is???
     
  6. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Looks like some kind of burl. Hard to tell what kind without a closer look.
     
  7. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I'm pretty sure its maple burl.
     
  8. Primus_rocks

    Primus_rocks

    Jan 26, 2005
    Cool COol....was just wondering cause i`m in the process of planning out my first build....what do you guys think of an oak body with a neck thru design by carvin(maple neck) and a curly maple or curly koa top?
     
  9. It'll be heavy...no, really heavy.

    And when you are in the 2nd week of pore filling that oak, you'll be wishing you hadn't! ;)
     
  10. Primus_rocks

    Primus_rocks

    Jan 26, 2005
    Pore filling???? uh oh something else i didnt know about...haha.it shows this is my first bass build!!! i mock myself!!ok so i have a huge piece of oak......whats my first step????
     
  11. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    just start readin....
    It's all here.