#1
Well I looked around a bit, and couldn't seem to find anything about it. I bought a cheap bass a while ago, and Ive already made it into a fretless, and now I wanna paint it.

I kinda wanted to do something different, and decided I might put some sort of rubberized coating on the bass. Ive seen some in spray cans that come in different colours, its similar to the rubber coating on tool handles. I was wondering if anyones had any experience with it, and knew if it would work or not/if it had any effect on the sound.
#2
it would probably kill all sustain
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#5
that modification would take your sustain to a dark back alley and forcefully penetrate it, to say the least
but van halen did retarded **** too, so the real question is, do you have enough money to wreck a bass?
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#6
Well it was pretty cheap to begin with, but no, I don't really have the money to wreck it. Other than killing or "forcefully penetrating" the sustain, is there any other drawbacks anyone can see?
#7
If it is used for tool handles, I'd say your headstock would double as a hammer. But really, I think it would stick to your shirt when you play and it would collect dirt like no other.
#8
Looking ugly and being unwieldy come to mind.
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#9
From what i've seen (and i'm currently employed at a hardware store), any kind of spray-on rubberized coat is meant for maximum sound dampening. this being said, i also had the same idea not three weeks ago.

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#10
that would FEEL horrible too, over time it probably give you one hell of a rash
#11
And the spray stuff isnt durable like the handles on store bought tools. A ding that penetrates would get it to start peeling. And screwing parts down on top of it would be a real pain. As it would tend to be squishy the bridge might decide to move around a little.
#12
Well overall it doesn't sound like a great idea lol. I think I might just paint it normally. Not sure what colour though.