So I am looking to switch to a clearer finish that does not impart this amber tone.
My preference: I really prefer to stick with a brushable finish with wipe-on capability. I don't have a quality sprayer and I don't have a good area to spray in. And the finish I get using the previously described technique is quick and, man, do I get the positive comments. I would like to avoid polishing (with Rottenstone or pumice suspended in paraffin oil), just because I don't like polishing - it's a little messy and tough to remove all the polish from the finished piece.
What will give me a clear (not amber) finish that I can apply much in the same way as I described above?