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Music Man Sabre Color Poll (Sabre Pr0n inside)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by j.kernodle, Jul 14, 2013.

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Which Color Sabre Suits Your Fancy???

Poll closed Jul 24, 2013.
  1. Silver

    12 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Natural

    24 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Trans White

    15 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Blue

    21 vote(s)
    21.9%
  5. Black

    12 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. Burst

    12 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle

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    After months of deliberation and hemming and hawing, I finally getting a chance to play one of these down at bass central. I'm ready to pull the trigger, but I'm stuck on color. They all look so good.... The blue is funky and cool, the black is so rock and roll, the silver is surprisingly attractive and different, the trans white is so classy, the natural and sunburst are just such classic looks for Sabre.... :help:

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  2. Eddie95Z28

    Eddie95Z28 I play bass Supporting Member

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    That natural finish looks great. But I have to vote for the trans white in this case. Classic looking color while still showing some of wood the grain. What more could you ask for?
  3. Marial

    Marial Proud Papa-to-be Supporting Member

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    Voted blue, but I wish it had a rosewood fingerboard.
  4. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays... Supporting Member

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    The only one that doesn't really turn me on, is the blue. My advice:

    Go for the trans white. Slap a parchment pickguard on there so the pickup covers POP. Giddyup!!!
  5. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

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    I said blue to vote, but after seeing the colors, that blue doesn't do it for me.

    I like the silver best.

    I'd want some other pickguard options too.
  6. zortation

    zortation Distant relative of Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson Supporting Member

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    That blue just pops...I want one!
  7. taurus1

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    I have an original white one.
    the blue looks different, I like it.
    the pups don't look right without the exposed pole pieces
  8. j.kernodle

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    agreed, its got kind of an 80's vibe going, in a good way. the non-exposed pole piece look makes it more of an 80's reissue than a pre-EB reissue. I'm okay with that.... But what would make this a no brainer for me is if they'd make a transparent brown... alas, no builder really seems to ready to revive the glorious 1978 trend of "doo-doo colored everything".
  9. malthumb

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    When it's gig-time, I often find myself going "eenie, meenie, minie, mo"....but for your dilemna, I checked the BURST box, because it has a tort guard. Burst + Tort = SexyBass

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  10. GTA4lifehomie

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    i vote for the trans white
  11. j.kernodle

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    malthumb, I LOVE the baltic amber guard on your natural bass! I now find my decision being influenced by which will look best with that pickguard. :D
  12. dedpool1052

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    natural with black 'guard looks best to me. wish these were available to the southpaws.
  13. blastoff99

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    Never thought I'd say this, as I'm not generally a fan of natural-finish basses, but I vote Natural. On that bass, it really looks right.
  14. malthumb

    malthumb Supporting Member

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    Funny thing is, I'm about to order a tort guard for the sunburst one.
  15. SturmUndDrang

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    That might be one of the nicest black and maple basses I've seen. Pretty tort too.
  16. BassHappy

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    I have to say, they all look pretty spectacular, but I would stick with that beautiful wood grain, either sunburst or natural.
  17. pappas0211

    pappas0211 Supporting Member

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    It came down between silver and blue. I voted silver, but would take either one. Just need to get the tort off there. Sorry tort lovers.
  18. Nobody

    Nobody

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    My thoughts exactly about the color options for the Sabre. I voted silver because it is different but it really seems to compliment the style of the bass quite nicely. IMHO


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  19. Tmw2011

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    Not a big fan of natural. I voted blue because it just 'popped' out of the ones shown. But, if you do go with a Baltic Amber pickguard, I'd say trans-white.

    Otherwise, I'll stick with my vote of blue...
  20. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Sponsored by Jagermeister Supporting Member

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    I'd go with a color that has never been available (blue), or one that had not been available since the early 80's (silver) just as something different.

    The one issue I have with EBMM's natural is they use such bland grained ash anymore...nothing like the heavy grained attractive stuff of the early ones. The Classic figured necks absolutely do not match the bland body grain

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