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Treatment for old bass

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by FiveThumber, May 22, 2012.

  1. FiveThumber

    FiveThumber

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    Hi everyone

    I'm new here, I've been playing a Thumb NT 5 for 4 years now. As I bought it second hand I did not get it with a cert of auth or treatment kit.

    I've heard of an oil that can be used for treatment, the wood is starting to look really dry. Any advise is much appreciated. I'm in Africa - so no alcohol or flamable treatments can be shipped here. :(

    As I bought the bass second hand, I'd also like to determine the year of manufacture - is there a way to do this?
     
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  2. Warwick Official

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    The Warwick surface finisher can be found here: Sound of Wood - Surface Finisher (Bienenwachs) SP W 50015 It will not only make your bass look fantastic, but will care and preserve the wood. The last 2 digits of the serial number should tell you the year of manufacture. Let us know if you have any further questions. Enjoy!
     
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  3. FiveThumber

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    Thanks, Morgoth in chat helped with that. Seems it's a '90 model.
     
  4. herb vibes

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    any beeswax will work out! at best times i had nine basses, so the warwick surface starts to get expensive for me. i ended up with a more liquid beeswax (lemon oil) for furniture and it works out perfect.
    for new and dry out basses this seems even to be the better option, because the surface will be soaked faster in.
     
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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Ikea has cheap liquid beeswax - dunno whether you have ikea there
     
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    Yes, any beeswax works great for the body/rear of neck. You can experiment with lemon oil (Old English furniture polish) and linseed oil for the frettboard or the body for that matter. Old English should be available anywhere, enev in grocery stores. Linseed oil is usually found by the quart in hardware stores. Linseed oil much thicker than lemon oil. I usually only use the linseed oil on very dry sections. And I know some guys who oil/wax there Wick every day...it's just their thing and they love it. When I pickup a Wick (new or used), I oil/wax it weekly for a few weeks, then monthly.

    I certainly understand the oil/wax every day. I like it almost as much as playing. It's very relaxing, very calming...just a nice way to spend the afternoon...making my Wicks shine.
     
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    Be aware that some "lemon oil" contains silicone, solvents, and/or detergents....you do NOT want to use this sort of product to care for your instrument.
     
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    Coconut oil will work
     
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    Plus it smells awesome.
     
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    Not to wawreeee ! He has awreddy ruled out lemon oil.
    You say yourselves about it " ... solvents ... ". You DID
    read the OP, yez ?

    You really can treat the wood with most any stuff, even
    hair grooming produx, kitchen produx ... it's just wood.
    I use kitchen stuff.
     
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