TruOil question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dougjwray, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    I know there's a lot of info in the archives about using TruOil, but please humor me, someone, and answer this one in a nutshell:

    I have an unfinished ash Jazz body.
    How many coats of TruOil would you recommend?
  2. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    You might want to try Luthiers Corner.
  3. Showdown


    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    At least 4, but more is better. I used 10 on one bass and it worked out great. It is better to use many thin coats than to use a few thick coats.
  4. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    there is a recent thread on this very topic in the Luthier's Forum - and a definitive and detailed answer was provided by Mr Ken Smith

    all the best,

  5. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Okay-- thanks, guys.
  6. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    +1 I used at least 8 coats of Danish oil on an Ash body to get a good result and it could still use more. Ash soaks a lot of oil up compared to some tighter grained woods.
  7. The Penguin

    The Penguin duplicate account violation Inactive

    Jun 21, 2006
    I'm not pelagic
    There's about 10 coats and no filler on the black ash bass in this photo
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