Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jammadave, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Anybody know how deep Zebrawood/Zebrano grain runs?

    I ask because I just replaced my fretless Buzzard with a fretted one, but in all honesty I liked the grain figure on the old body better. It's kind of like this...

    Old body, top to bottom... stripe--stripestripe-stripe---stripe

    new one is... -stripestripestripestripestripestripe----

    is there any way to bring out the gold some more between the brown stripe of the grain? As the Buzzard is not an in-stock bass anywhere, I couldn't cherrypick. Love it anyway, though.
  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    ...not if it was cut that way.
  3. Zebrawood can have the same degree of variation that any other wood can have. The striped look comes from quartersawing and the loopy wild grained look comes from flat sawing. The flat sawn stuff just gets way too busy in my book.

    Since your new Buzzard is finished, how do you propose enhancing the grain? If you remove the old finish, you can bring out the "golden" areas with a several rubbed in coats of oil or shellac. This really warms up the color tone. Works good on walnut that looks to grey too!