relaxandreflect Posted April 7, 2004 Report Share Posted April 7, 2004 I am refinishing a 4 string bass, mainly as a practice to get used to tools and things before jumping into building from scratch. i have a lot of new questions everyday. first thing is the neck. i would like to convert it into a fretless. how hard is this, and what would be the best way to do it? currently, it is a rosewood with binding and pearl inlays (not sure if real, probably not). i would like to sand off the face and restain it black. if i do this, would i be able to sand over the inlays as well, and when i go to restain it, would i be able to just use a rag or foam brush so that the excess would wipe off of the inlays? next is the finish. i am currently sanding off the outer paint using about 120 grit paper. i would like to restain a colonial cherry. what other grits should i use, or will 120 be fine the whole way? also, should i put a laquer top coat on? if so, what type? i see at least 2 different bases for the laquer. that should get me started, but please keep checking because i'm sure i will be posting a lot here. i have learned so much already here. thanks in advance for your help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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