my unusual sterling

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mental Octopus, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus Guest

    May 24, 2003
    it wasn't me that took the finish off, but i thought it looked cool so i bought it and did some minor adjustments to it. just strung it up and plays great!

    it kind of reminds me of the oldschool MM basses with that brown finish...

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  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    What was the original color? Too bad you can't play it standing up ;)
  3. BigTopBruno


    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    I like looks tung oiled....probably a lot lighter, now too....a tort guard would look great...where are the strap pins?

    good snag!
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Whats that thing under the bridge?
  5. ebladeboi123

    ebladeboi123 Guest

    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    I think a new pickguard is in order- tort? Looks real nice though.
  6. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    I like it, and second that motion for a tortoiseshell pickguard!
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I like the black..
  8. a shim of some sort
    i can't tell, is that raised? it actually almoost looks like the original color...the guy must not have taken the paint off right there...
  9. Looks like it might be the original paint?
  10. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    tahts what i thought at first

    he might have left it,for fear that taking it off would mess up the string height.
  11. surge

    surge Guest

    Mar 17, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    I dig it!!
  12. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus Guest

    May 24, 2003
    the original color on the bass is black sparkle...i can tell when i remove the electronics cover on the back of the bass.

    there is no shim or anything under the bridge, it's just finished wood. it looks like he left the bridge on and just covered it up (pretty poorly obviously) and finished over it. he also sanded the logo off of the headstock...

    i just took off the strap pins because i have a pair of schaller strap locks coming in tomorrow.
  13. todd 4ta

    todd 4ta

    Apr 3, 2003
    I had a black sparkle Sterling, but mine had a maple board....

    You can get a real nice, professional refinish on the body for about $250. PM me if you want contact info.

    It does look pretty cool as is.
  14. FireAarro

    FireAarro Guest

    Aug 8, 2004
    Looks great, I like the black guard too.