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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM7BSB BURNT BLUE FINISH????

Does anyone know what type of paint/stain was used to finish the JEM7BSB???? Or does anyone know of someone who could refinish my guitar like this?

Reason being, I have a JEM project. It's a 7BSB but I'm having the rosewood board replaced with a maple one with rosewood Vine inlay & then frets 21-24 scalloped. The fretboard is going to be finished in blue also. The only other non-standard feature will be a mirrored scratchplate off a 7DBK.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 02:34 AM
 
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As far as I and my optomitrist are concerned, I'm not colourblind, but the BSB looks awfully green for a blue guitar...
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Cheers Dude!!!!
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 10:36 PM
 
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Some BSBs are bluer some are greener - mine is almost 100% green, i saw one at GC that was a nice blue with a bit of a greenish tint in it
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 10:50 PM
 
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Well, to be fair the only one I've seen in person was in the hands of Dr Vai in 1997.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2004, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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When I bought my BSB New in 2000, it was definitely blue! Two years later, even though kept in it's case 90% of the time, has resulted in it fading to a jade-like green.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2004, 01:47 PM
 
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Wow, that's a good site. I couldn't tell the difference between the stock BSB and the homecooked one.

Almost makes me want to buy a DNA and sand it down...



(...but not quite)
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Yeah, I was thinking of buying a GMC & sanding that down
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2004, 05:28 PM
 
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Dude, I can't believe you'd sand down a GMC!

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hehe, I was jus' Kiddin'...

Maybe I'll consider doing it to a JEM10th instead
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 06:44 AM
 
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7bsb should be called 7bsg, its green damn it! lol
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 01:23 PM
 
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Basswood is a yellowish tan, and blue and yellow make......

When the blue seems to "fade" to green its' really a combination. The stain is getting sucked into the pores of the wood a little deeper and the yellow is starting to win the argument. Also wood naturally gets a little darker with age if it's exposed. The BSB is leaving the wood exposed, even though it has something on it, it's not a protective sealer or hard finish. So the basswood gets yellower over time, making the guitar greener. The Korean transparent "teal" was supposed to be blue but their top coats of polyurethane were sort of yellowish so it got greened out. Plus its over maple usually which is yellowish. Trans blues and purples are really hard to do. There's so much working against you.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 10:33 AM
 
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Bsb Tutorial

The guitar used for the tutorial is mine. Brian did a fabulous job! I was in Ed(you know who i mean)'s shop the other day and other than the pickguard and maple neck it was dead on.
Anyone know if Vai's prototype with the maple neck has screw inlays or dots. Ive also thought it would be cool to burn a vine into mine.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 02:42 PM
 
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Hey syxx, I'm glad to hear that it looks as good in real life as the amazing photos.

How does the clearcoat affect the fading? I would assume it's as vibrant as when you first got it?
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