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How to stain a Fender maple fretboard

Issue 310 July 26, 2018

This 1972 P-Bass neck came into Dan Erlewine's shop with a nasty curve that wouldn't adjust out. Dan had to remove wood to make it straight, so now he's refinishing the surface to match the rest of the neck.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmark1972 Precision Bass with too much curve to adjust out
  • checkmarkWood removed at the nut and the heel to flatten it
  • checkmarkNeat trick for keeping gunk out of the fret slots
  • checkmarkPerfectly color-matching the slightly yellowed finish

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