Dinky Korina PJ

tfarny

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Sounds like kids underwear, but I'm making a Korina Dinky P-J! This one was 100% impulse buy, holy crap THAT's on closeout, it's just what I'd buy if I had the money, oh crap why not, pick up the phone, purchases. About $75 off the normal price for this, and just exactly what I'd custom order. 4.5 lb. Not the most beautiful piece of Korina, but plenty (plenty!) good enough for a guitar player's bass. I'll have to sell my MIM jazz to buy the neck, when I get around to it. That's fine, I never was in love with it anyway but it did the job for recording. This one is just for vanity, and I might learn more bass if I am inspired to play a nice one. Got some Dimarzio pups off of ebay already, gonna be passive for now, blend / vol / tone / jack on the front.

I won't really have time to start this until I graduate (two weeks away), but I did my first finishing act already. I'm thinking, black grain fill and then either an oil stain (something amber) and nitro gloss, or a two-tone light burst, like tobacco burst.
I'm in no rush to do this, this is one of THREE fresh bodies coming my way, and between the three of them I'm going to learn "real" finishing, at least the basics.
 

Patrick from Davis

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tfarny

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This is after two black grain fills, sand back to 320, and three coats of stain. I'm not convinced this is really the best direction for this body - what do you guys think? One thing I'd like to do is whatever will help bring out the flame, which only shows when wet / shiny.
 

dbw

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Looks pretty sweet to me.  If you want to see more figure, put something shiny on top of the stain... like tru oil or gloss poly or something... but wait for CB/willy/jack to confirm that, maybe I'm wrong
 

jackthehack

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A top gloss coat will help, but given my limited experience (Flame Korina L5S http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=2669.0) the flaming is a lot subtler than in some other wood species; even after finishing a gloss top coat it will "pop out" more in brighter light and from certain angles.

It looks like you did a great job staining and filling, what did you use for stain? What are your plans for a top finish?
 

tfarny

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Thanks guys. Stewmac Black water-based filled and Minwax oil-based "golden pecan" stain. I was planning to do sealer and clear nitro once i've made sure it's filled enough for my tastes. I know what you mean about the flame; it really only catches at just the right angle. I was considering a brown burst, instead of just a clear, or even sanding back and trying a different color.
 

tfarny

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Getting closer! Need to order a wenge / ebony neck with MOP dots. Dimarzio PJ set (moderate output, passive). Blender, master vol., no-load tone.
 
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That looks cool as hell...reminds me of one of TIm Commerford's basses.

...even though they don't look that much alike  :laughing11:.
 
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