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Rickenbacker Finish Issues

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jhtjon, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Jhtjon


    May 1, 2010
    I bought a 4003 18 months ago, I love the bass and play it a lot. Recently I was traveling for work for an extended time and the bass sat in its case for two and a half months. When I opened the case yesterday I noticed some hazing in the finish at the base the 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th frets. The hazing is not bad maybe the same width as the fret, or less. Should I be concerned or is this just the nature of the beast-I mean Bass:smug:

    Just to head off this question. My guitars and basses are all stored in a stable environment with average humidity.
  2. Meddle


    Jul 27, 2009
    Is this in the lacquer on the fretboard? have you tried to buff it out using a mild polishing compound or similar?
  3. Jhtjon


    May 1, 2010
    Yes it looks like it is in the lacquer, Not yet
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
  5. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    And Zymol smells good enough to eat (not recommended)!

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