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HI all. Does anybody here know someone or a company I can approach about refinishing my bass. Its currently looks as is in the first photo below, but I want the body stained and refinished so the wings and the core are grey, like the second photo. The tricky part is that I want the mahogany stringers to stay their beautiful reddish/brown.

Any experience of someone handy with wood stain would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

 

 

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Sorry to sound so obvious, but given the costs involved, wouldn't it be cheaper just to source a new bass?

There's probably a very high chance that the existing oil and varnish/clearcoat is already deeply embedded into the grain and you're never going to be able to suck that out; any new colour wouldn't take the same as if the top was unfinished.  It's never going to pop like the one on the bottom.

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The top pic seems to be a polyester coat so is sitting on the surface of the wood, so should (with effort) be able to be taken back to the wood no problem.

Once stripped, it can be stained. If you want the wood stringers to be a specific colour, then you can artificially stain those also.

Any decent poly finisher will be able to do this at a cost, I dunno, give the guys at bow finishing a shout - https://www.bowfinishing.co.uk/

Here's a refin they did as an example -

Before-

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After -

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As you can see, no trace of brown, and they went from a darker colour to lighter.

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On 19/10/2018 at 15:58, NancyJohnson said:

Sorry to sound so obvious, but given the costs involved, wouldn't it be cheaper just to source a new bass?

There's probably a very high chance that the existing oil and varnish/clearcoat is already deeply embedded into the grain and you're never going to be able to suck that out; any new colour wouldn't take the same as if the top was unfinished.  It's never going to pop like the one on the bottom.

I would if that were possible, but you can't get these anymore...

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On 19/10/2018 at 17:08, EBS_freak said:

The top pic seems to be a polyester coat so is sitting on the surface of the wood, so should (with effort) be able to be taken back to the wood no problem.

Once stripped, it can be stained. If you want the wood stringers to be a specific colour, then you can artificially stain those also.

Any decent poly finisher will be able to do this at a cost, I dunno, give the guys at bow finishing a shout - https://www.bowfinishing.co.uk/

Here's a refin they did as an example -

Before-

before.jpg

After -

after.jpg

 

As you can see, no trace of brown, and they went from a darker colour to lighter.

That's what I need and based on that fantastic job I'm going to give them a call! Thanks very much!! :)

On 20/10/2018 at 12:21, gary mac said:

This chap in Albury is very, very good. :)

 

http://guitar-works.co.uk/

Nice one thanks!

 

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32 minutes ago, Clarky72 said:

I would if that were possible, but you can't get these anymore...

60s Jazz basses aren't around any more either.  But they are if you look hard enough.

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15 hours ago, NancyJohnson said:

60s Jazz basses aren't around any more either.  But they are if you look hard enough.

They only made a very limited run in that colour though, around 20 apparently so they very rarely turn up for sale...

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