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Getting an SB5000 w/ Claro Walnut top - Sunsetburst or Blackburst?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by UncleFluffy, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    I've promised myself an SB5000 as a reward when I lose the final few pounds I'm working on, and I've almost got the spec decided:

    FW - Bookmatched Figured Claro Walnut Top
    NWAL - Walnut Neck & Body
    -CG - Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
    ??? SST - Sunsetburst Edges
    -TN - Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck (Standard)
    -SBH - SB-Style Bass Headstock (Standard)
    FWPH - Figured Walnut Headstock
    -EB - Ebony Fingerboard (Standard)
    DMP - White Mother of Pearl Diamond Inlays
    STF - Stainless Med-Jumbo Frets .048" H .103" W
    -R14 - 14in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
    HB2H - HB Alnico Bridge Humbucker/H5A Alnico Neck Humbucker
    -BLK - Black Pickups
    G - Gold Hardware
    FWS - Flat Wound Med Light
    GL - Gold Plated Logo
    PK - Metal Knobs w/ White Pearl Inlays
    SL - Dunlop Straplocks
    NP - No Pickguard
    HG - Metal Hand Guard for Neck Pickup
    HC8W - Black Tolex Wide Hardshell Bass Case

    Originally I was going to go for Blackburst, but I prefer the look of the slightly redder-toned walnut so thought that Sunsetburst may work better.

    Does anyone have any thoughts? Or even better, photos of Carvins with walnut tops + either of these bursts?
  2. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    Why get a Claro top and cover parts of it with paint? Leave it natural imo.
  3. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    What he said...plus I really doubt you'd notice the sunsetburst-I think its too subtle for a dark body wood like walnut.

    If I had to choose one or the other, I'd go with blackburst, but I think it would better au naturel!

    Happy for you for losing the extra pounds though-congrats on achieving your goal and getting yourself a nice reward in the process!
  4. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL

    So, fluffy no longer, eh?

    GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

    Dan K.

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