Sounds more interesting than it really is. My B bass is a German plywood bass. The name on the inside is Lewis and Sons. Anyway. The bass has a high gloss heavy finish. I want to use it for some outdoor gigs this summer. I played one last year in 95 degree heat with no shade. I was thinking of stripping it and refinishing. I got a handle on the refinishing part. As far as removing the old finish though, should I sand it or use a chemical paint stripper? If I sand should I use a rotary sander or the like? Thanks.