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Waxing Question?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ODDBALL, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    I just bought a Warwick Vette. (My first Warwick and love it) I see that I have to wax it about once a month. Can anybody who has done this please explain how to? Do I remove the strings, please can someone help me not to make a mess of things. Thanks a lot. :)
     
  2. Did your bass come with a manual? That's the easiest way, as they explain it really well. I generally wax mine once a month plus whenever I change my strings. I wipe in a good bit of wax, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and buff it out with a different rag. I keep the wax-on rag as a wax-only rag to use over and over. It seems to work well enough. I do my best not to get the strings, pups and other hardware gooed up in wax. If you do get wax on the strings, no biggie, just use any commonly accepted string cleaning method to get it off (check the strings forum or ask around).
     
  3. Knavery

    Knavery

    Feb 24, 2004
    Denver, CO
    First of all, make sure you have a Corvette that you NEED to wax. Many of the Corvettes have a finish applied even though the bags come with the wax.

    I recently purchased a Thumb NT, and have waxed it once or twice since I've owned it, which has been about 1.5 months. While it suggests that you pull the strings off, it's not absolutely necessary. One of the main areas you need to watch for the most is near the neck pick-up where a lot of people rest their thumb. I do the same thing. So, it's a good idea to wax every couple of weeks to prevent permanent wear in that area. I have not had a problem getting under the strings, but some people may argue that it's important to pull the strings off. It's entirely up to you. If you're not able to reach under the strings with the wax, than it might be wise to pull them off.
     
  4. I should add: my 'vette does have a worn spot above the neck J-pickup where my thumb has rested for years now. It's a well waxed and finished worn spot though. It's like a mojo-mole.
     
  5. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    I bought mine brand new. It did come with a manual. How would I know if it is a Corvette that I need to wax?
     
  6. Knavery

    Knavery

    Feb 24, 2004
    Denver, CO
    Just post the year, and the exact model, and someone here should be able to tell you. For instance, the common finish of the FNA Jazzman Corvette, the Corvette Standard, and the Corvette Proline is a satin finish unless it is custom made. Pictures might help as well. I had two Warwick corvettes that had a transparent satin oil finish to them that I didn't need to wax, despite the fact that they both came with wax. You need to find out whether you have the natural finish, the satin oil finish, or the transparent high polish finish. The third, however, you'd know right away. It's what most basses have that you see in any store. The only finish you'd need to wax is the natural.
     
  7. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Thats pretty much the same method i use, gets the job done.

    :) :bassist:
     
  8. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    I have the Std Corvette natural , so I will have to wax right? Thanks for the help, I am going try waxing with the strings on and see how that goes. I will just be careful. :)