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What kind of finish is on my bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by BassGreaser, Jan 3, 2004.


  1. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Does anyone know what kind of finsh strunal puts on there basses. I own a hybrid 5/20 with a high gloss finish, but I don't know if it's laqcuer,poly, or an oil. I'm guessing it's not an oil do to the fact thats it's really shiny.
     
  2. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    AL/GA
    I don't know the exact composition, but I do know (from hard experience) that it's about a foot thick and it's choking the life outta your bass.
     
  3. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    mchildree,
    tell me what you have found out. How much would it cost to get my bass stripped and redone in a real varnish
     
  4. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    AL/GA
    There's another thread somewhere in the Setup forum from earlier this year, discussing the process and results that several of us had in stripping and refinishing our basses. Just about everyone involved had done it themselves, so I can't give a cost estimate to have a luthier do it...one of the resident masters would be who you'd need to ask that.
     
  5. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I was quoted $650 to strip and refinish my Engelhardt.