Refinishing my bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by berklee46, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    I'm thinking of having one of my basses refinished. The solid-red color just isn't doing it for me anymore.

    Where would you recommend having the work done? Also, any ideas on price would be appreciated.

    Thanks for any info
  2. Call around town to auto-refinishing places, and ask them if they do any special jobs like that? I made sure that my bass was sanded down, and completly prepped so that I they had to do was shoot color onto it, and shoot clear coat on it without having to do any work.

    When I actually did find someone to do it, it was because I went into a small "mom and pop" place on a weekday during their down hours and I left my bass with them for "when it could be done". When it was, he called me, and I got the bass back with a beautiful finish :D lucky me :)

    Or do it yourself.. :) I've done that too.. found a REALLY nice woodgrain under my Squire Affinity P-Bass, so I stained it a bit darker and put tung oil over it.. :D
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    There's a luthier named Jim Mouradian in Cambridge MA who could probably handle a refinish. If you want to see some of his work, go to the "pretty basses" page at and look at the "Custom Jazz" listings.