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Old 03-05-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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since the forums have been closed ...

I've stained/refinished the neck/headstock of my bass:


before:


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aaaand, bought myself a new bass!



Just thought I'd share whats going on! Comments, questions, post your new basses/projects, ect.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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Was there a noticeable change in the tone of the bass? I suspect not, but it'd be pretty interesting if there was.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:18 PM   #3
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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i haven't played it yet, i've been letting the polyurethane set. i did it just for aesthetics, but if i got more sustain that'd be tight.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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the women will like it.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:20 AM   #6
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The forums were closed?
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:57 AM   #7
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #8
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Eww. You painted the back of it?

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:16 AM   #9
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Eww. You painted the back of it?

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no, i didn't do anything to the back of it ... just the fretboard, and the headstock ... sorry for being unclear :-/
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:31 AM   #10
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Ok, so it's not camera problems. You really did paint the fingerboard. Cool. I always hated the look of rosewood anyways.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:42 AM   #11
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No, the second picture didn't turn out really clear, but the fretboard is much darker (and shinier). you can still see the wood grain, though ... here's another picture of just the headstock:

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Old 03-06-2009, 12:40 PM   #12
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Oh. I thought you'd painted it black so that it matched your pickguard. That would have been uber sexy.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:41 PM   #13
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yeah i was thinking about that, but i thought it would be cool to have a real dark wood stain so you can still see the wood grain.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:47 PM   #14
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Oh. Cool. Glad you're happy. I probably would have gone with a semigloss or a satin poly, but I prefer the aim of the bass' aesthetics to be the body of the bass. It also creates a slightly more consistent look.

I really like that dark stain you chose. Gorgeous color.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:09 PM   #15
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That looks awesome. Just wondering, are you still able to access the truss rod from the head stock?
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:28 PM   #16
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That looks awesome. Just wondering, are you still able to access the truss rod from the head stock?
The truss rod cavity looks to be unaffected, from the first pic at least.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:02 PM   #17
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That looks awesome. Just wondering, are you still able to access the truss rod from the head stock?
yeah, i made sure to keep that cavity clear. i used a q-tip to clean it out after each coat
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:17 AM   #18
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The truss rod cavity looks to be unaffected, from the first pic at least.
It looked like it was blocked to me. But now I can see that it has a plastic (?) cover which is black.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:38 PM   #19
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Very much like the stain. How do you like that Dean? I played an uncut one that sounded damn amazing for something so cheap, but they didn't have one with a cutaway where I was.
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Very much like the stain. How do you like that Dean? I played an uncut one that sounded damn amazing for something so cheap, but they didn't have one with a cutaway where I was.
While not having a Dean acoustic (mine's a Carlo Robelli), I am surprised to find that it gets less and less play time ever week. I just find less and less need for it (and I like my electric tone much better) and I don't play it much anymore.
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Very much like the stain. How do you like that Dean? I played an uncut one that sounded damn amazing for something so cheap, but they didn't have one with a cutaway where I was.
i've always wanted an acoustic/electric bass, and i got this one from GC for like 150$, and it sounds pretty damn good for the price. it's got a huge body, so it's decently loud.

i'll mostly use it in my room for writing (my jazz is usually in the basement practice room), and we might be doing some acoustic recordings soon, as well as possibly playing coffee houses etc. acoustically.
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