Did I make the right color choice?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by berklee46, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    My GB is all set to go to the spray shop and I had to decide on a color today. Bernie thought that a subtle sunburst, maybe a cherry/amber sunburst would really look nice, but I held out for keeping a natural finish instead. I couldn't see putting any kind of color on this and taking away from the wild quilt. :D

    I used Masterfunks new Sadowsky as a reference, since the maple top has a vey similar quilt to it and mine will also have a rosewood board. Mine will have black hardware, though.

    Here's an early picture of my top (before being finished):

    Here's Masterfunk's Sadowsky:

    What do you think? Right decision or would you have gone with a burst?
  2. definitely made the right choice
  3. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    Oh yeah! :cool:

    I like the natural... save the burst finish for an alder body!
  4. Personally I would have picked a solid black color for it.

    :D JK..

    That top looks STUNNING.. You made a good choice..Maybe if the sunburst had been very subtle and the colors were the right ones.. It would have made a quite unique and awesome finish.. But you can´t go wrong with a natural finish anyway..
  5. seracis


    Sep 25, 2003
    Tulsa, OK
    I agree! Natural is the way to go with wood that beautiful.
  6. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL

    (send the bass to me and I will hide it away for you)

  7. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    I woulda gone with a colored stain of some sort, not being a huge fan of natural maple.

    But it doesn't matter what we think. Do YOU like it? That's all that matters!
  8. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    I really like it. I had a beautiful natural Lakland a few years ago, but ended up selling it.

    I'm quite happy with the choice, but it's nice to get other thoughts and opinions.
  9. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Same here.

  10. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    You have done no wrong. That bass is gorgeous. Nothing beats nice figured and quilted maple, no matter what color!
  11. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Then I sincerely congratulate you. That's what it's all about!:bassist:
  12. Scott it's Killer dude!

  13. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    You made the right choice!!

  14. Great choice. I think either of them would look stunning. The sunburst would look great too.