Posted by RICK on January 17, 2001 at 04:24:53:
In Reply to: Re: Natural Finish? posted by Mickster on October 18, 2000 at 13:05:38:
: : 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?
GO FOR IT .DON'T BE AFRAID OF WOOD ,IT'S EASY TO WORK WITH .AND YOU GET TO SEE WHAT YOUR PLAYING
: 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 www.warmoth.com 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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