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Re: Refinishing fingerboard/endpin problem

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Posted by Bob Gollihur ( on September 06, 2002 at 07:25:18:

In Reply to: Refinishing fingerboard/endpin problem posted by Michael Francese on September 06, 2002 at 00:46:49:

: Dear friends:

: The fingerboard on my bass is of mahogany or rosewood,painted black. What paint should I use,as much of it has worn off.

: The hole where the endpin sits was reamed too large,and the endpin slants forward at a 10 to 15 degree angle. Also,the bottom block inside the bass is shallow. I thought tha I could shim the endpin by wrapping veneer,or a soft metal around it to form a tube. Any thoughts on the advisability of this approach?

: Francese

Black shoe dye is commonly used; Stewart McDonalds sells a bottle for a reasonable price, I've used it on ebony boards myself and it works well.

I've used shims of very thin veneer on an endpin with success, how it will work with a large gap is hard to know, but it's worth a shot.

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