is this sunburst or tobacco burst? *pic*

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by remo, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    The add says sunburst but to me it looks more tobaccoburst.. or it is a true sunburst..


    i want one that looks like this:

  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    middle color is red, so it's Traditional Sunburst IMO
  3. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    does this look like a true fender P body to you guys? by the route, holes, sticker in P/U cavity etc?

    also whats the hole in the bottom centre for?
  4. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Bottom Center? By the Bridge or by the lower horn? Because the bridge is for grounding (you're the ground) and the othe rone...who knows. S1 switch maybe? <scratches head>
  5. i've seen a few fender bodies with that strange hole by the lower horn. I too am curious as to what it is.
  6. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    so it does look like a true fender p-bass body not a knock off?

    there seems to be another similar hole in the neck pocket.. maybe its for weights to balance it or help cure dead spots???
  7. big evil robot

    big evil robot

    Feb 27, 2005
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Innovations Music - Retailer
    its probably just to hold the wood while its being cut.

    looks like fender to me, judging by where the sticker is in p/u route
  8. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    ... That's a sunburst.
  9. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I had a tobacco burst Sting bass. To me, yours is sunburst, but I agree it's not a very bright burst. IMO tobacco burst can very often be distinguished by its nearly 2-tone burst pattern. A traditional burst is more like yours...very distinctive 3 tone burst patterm.
  10. The Eristic

    The Eristic Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    Cartersville, GA

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    3 tone traditional Sunburst.
  12. OrionManMatt


    Feb 17, 2004
    Yeah, but look at the lower horn, that's awful. 3-tone sunburst on top and tobacco burst on the bottom. No wonder he's confused. It looks like the red layer was put on LAST. Ggesehh.
  13. It looks like a sunburst because of the red (3rd colour) layer on top, but sheesh, looks like a sloppy job! see bottom of bass (only 2 colours)!

    My 98 MIA Jazz deluxe also has that hole in the body... stopped me from taking off my pick guard.. which sucks. :mad: :mad:
    I think it is probably used during the manufacturing process for some stupid reason.... but it still sucks! :mad:
  14. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    yeah my 03 mia jazz has that hole too. Maybe it's a reference for the CNC machine or where they clamp it for painting? cause mine isn't painted in the hole.
  15. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    It's not sloppy, it's how Fender has done sunburst basses forever. Look at the Jaco bass some time.
    The body in the top picture looks exactly like the body in the bottom picture.
  16. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    yeah.. good point.. it does look wierd because there is no pickguard to cover the "no red" burt area on the bottom..
  17. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Theres two of those nickle sized holes, why did they need two?
  18. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    I found out (also as posted above) they are for alignment during routing and holding during painting.
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yeh, I'm with you on that one.
  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Hmmmm ... well, let's take a look at a couple of mine.

    Can't tell on the RB-5, but the Jazz Deluxe Plus has the red all the way around.