Re: Natural Finish?

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Posted by Mickster on October 18, 2000 at 13:05:38:

In Reply to: Natural Finish? posted by Spedro on October 17, 2000 at 17:04:35:

: I was thinkning on sanding down my epiphone p-bass from the 80's and covering it with a clear laquor, has anyone reading this done this, and any advice?

Hey Spedro,what's up?

Ditto to what PatH.said.Guitars and basses finished in solid colors are
usually cosmetically inferior pieces of wood,though this has no effect on
tone.Guitars with clear finishes are usually ash,swamp ash,maple etc.
which are slightly heavier woods with more sustain.After playing a lot
of basses over the years and being curious as to what type of wood they
were,I realized that I like lighter woods such as,poplar and alder(a large
percentage of Fenders are alder)which have more resonance like older guitars.
My advise(humbly offered)is don't strip off the finish unless you're very
good at woodworking/finishing.You may be opening up a Pandora's box here.
To find out what I found out about wood,go to and click
on the wood icon.The whole site is great.Hope this helped.

Jazz it up,Mickster

P.S. Hey Skippy, glad you made it to the forum.I think you'll like it
here,everyone's so down to earth and helpful.

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