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'red'wood jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by eots, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    Just refinished my 'new' jazz bass.
    B hefner body in swamp ash
    MM neck
    fender 60's pups
    Audere preamp
    fender threaded rod saddled bridge
    finish suppies by stewmac,minwax, olympic.
    final coats in waterborne satin poly.
    I started by sandblasting the body.
    A coat of olympic ebony exterior stain.
    sanded down after a day of drying to leave just the open grain black. mixed some stewmac cherry red dye w/ rubbing alcohol. 3 coats of min wax sanding sealer brushed on. 5 coats of minwax water poly in satin brushed on , sanding between coats. 4rth coat was sanded to 1500 then 5th coat was air sprayed.
  2. Quite a stunner this one.

    Put some DR Red Devils on that and it'll set it off nice.
  3. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    VERY nice!
  4. Not really digging the black in the grain but it still looks nice. Maybe get your headstock to match.
  5. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I like it!!
  6. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    Would have like to match the headstock but show me an ash body w/ a headstock that matches. This was stained so matching was hard.
  7. scarekrow


    Jan 27, 2007
    I dig it, too! Very nice finish.
  8. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    That is absolutely beautiful!

    How about putting an ash veneer on the headstock and staining that? I assume that's hard, but it would look killer.
  9. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Beautiful bass - Nice work !
  10. That's beautiful! Love the matching headstock.
  11. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    I love it...totally hot stick, brother.

    I'm a little disappointed, though, because back in the early 80s I bought a '65 Jazz from a pawn shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I believe I paid $450 for it if I recall correctly. Even then, that was a low price for that bass, but somebody had (badly) given a coat of what looked like bright yellow house paint. It was one of my first refins and I kept it natural wood but stained it a kind of redwood look.

    I sold it or traded it a few years later and have always hoped to see it again pop up somewhere.

    I thought this might be that time, but no.

    *weeps bitter tears but still congratulates eots on his beauty of a J*
  12. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    That is beautiful! Reminds me a lot of my Jeff Loomis seven string guitar.
  13. More pics!
  14. Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Jun 18, 2008
    CT, RI, NC
    Thats so fresh.

    Love it.
  15. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    Need to contribute cuz I have to keep deleting old pics to make room.
  16. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    that bass is among the best looking ive ever seen, honestly.
  17. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Great job... congrats! I'm as green as a pea.

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