Sexiest finish(es) for ash bodies!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeavyJazz, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Central Virginia
    "Nice ash!!"

    Considering refinishing my Blurburst bass to something different and finding that unless you have a quilt top it's really tough to spice up an ash body.

    Post your votes for a hot new, ash finish!
  2. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Transparent black for me.
  3. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Transparent White Burst is THE Sexiest LOL! Its an Ash core with Cedar wings custom Made by Marco (Cortez) Basses

  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Will ash take dyes pretty well? Considering a light blue dyed ash P bass body for one of my projects.
  5. 3l3phantstomp

    3l3phantstomp Doesn't Welcome Our New Overlords

    Jun 6, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
  6. I'd love to see a photo of that, if possible.
  7. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Central Virginia
    Something like this I presume (though technically this is zebrawood)...


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  8. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Thats is pretty sweet. I also like Fender's Tranparent Teal.

  9. trans purple is always the answer.
  10. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    You can't go wrong with Honeyburst


    Though white-blonde is pretty rockin' too.
  11. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    The answer won't be the same for everyone, of course. That Fender transparent teal is sweet, but my new favorite is Sheldon Dingwall's vision of what a sunset looks like through a glass of cola to him. Colaburst:

  12. Metaldood19


    Apr 9, 2011
    Any kind of Tobacco oil finish is bonerworthy to me. I've always liked it since the first time I saw a bass that had it.
  13. AngelCrusher


    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    I have trans white on my ash bass and it looks killer. Catches the light really well and the color is real unique with the wood showing through.
  14. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    I really like translucent purple, especially when coupled with gold hardware.

  15. uOpt


    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    Sienna Burst like on some Strats.
  16. devo_stevo


    Aug 2, 2006
    Northern Utah
    Builder: Brumbaugh Guitarworks
    Ash takes a dye pretty well. Just finished this one with a red dye and black grain filler with lacquer clear coat.
  17. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    This was my first attempt. I like the way it turned out. You can feel the wood grain through the finish.

    The flash exaggerates the effect. It's actually more black than that photo shows.

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  18. I rest my case.
  19. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Nothing's sexier than a light tan for a good piece of ash:



  20. Not the greatest pic, but here's my Jazz with transparent ebony finish. [​IMG]

    My 3 yr old helping to change strings on it: