Would tung oil help my bass cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RUDEONTOUR, Feb 19, 2016.


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  1. RUDEONTOUR

    RUDEONTOUR

    Mar 29, 2007
    phoenix,AZ
    Going to do some work on my 15 year old madison MAB 412, which I had to take apart when the brace came unglued, and I'm going to have the cab sprayed inside and out with a similar coating to truck bed liner.before I do that, I was wondering if using tung oil on the wood would be beneficial, as it has been on my basses
     
  2. Tung oil might stop the top coat from keying into the wood properly. A wood primer then undercoat would probably be best. Tung oil is a oil loaded resin as far as I can remember which gives a lovely finish to untreated woods and brings out the grain but not an undercoat.
     
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  3. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Why put a coating on the inside?
     
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    I would check with what the product you intend to use recommends before applying tung oil, the products might not like each other. I used Duratex and I don't recall even using a primer, I wouldn't have applied tung oil first when building my cabinet.

    I wouldn't recommend coating the inside. You will add a bunch of weight for no reason.
     
  5. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Is that Line-X coating? Compare that cost with Duratex and go with whatever is less. Coat the outside only, and no tung oil.
     
  6. RUDEONTOUR

    RUDEONTOUR

    Mar 29, 2007
    phoenix,AZ
    why wouldn't you recommend coating the inside? i had 2 sunn 410's coated years ago, but only 1 was done inside, but definitely sounded better out of the 2
     
  7. RUDEONTOUR

    RUDEONTOUR

    Mar 29, 2007
    phoenix,AZ
    why wouldn't you recommend coating the inside? i had 2 sunn 410's coated years ago, but only 1 was done inside, but definitely sounded better out of the 2
     
  8. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast

    Aug 7, 2008
    These bed liners can add a lot of weight to a cabinet.

    Look at the weight per square foot for the recommented thickness of your coating. Based on the surface area of the inside, you can estimate what the additional weight added to the cab will be.

    If it is too much, you might want to consider another product for the inside.

    But the inside shouldn't need to be treated. If it's a ported cab, line it with acoustic damping material. If it is a sealed cab stuff it with damping material. Either way, the purpose of the damping is to absorb reflections and make the cab sound less mid muddy.
     
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  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    The inside doesn't need protective coating and the liner adds a lot of weight. I would just use acoustic foam or poly batting and call it a day.
     
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