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Need Help Choosing Sadowsky Finish

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andy Brown, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Tiger's Eye Burst

    50 vote(s)
  2. Red Burst

    13 vote(s)
  3. Dark Cherry Burst

    67 vote(s)
  4. Other... (I'm also open for suggestions)

    19 vote(s)
  1. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I just placed an order for a Sadowsky 24F 4-stringer to replace the 5-string I am selling. I'm torn between three finishes.

    There will be no pickguard, the top wood is 3A quilted maple, and neck will be highly figured birdseye maple.

    The choices are:

    * Tiger's Eye Burst (the same finish as my original)
    * Red Burst
    * Dark Cherry Burst

    What to do?

    Tiger's Eye - my original

    Red Burst - Like Transparent Red, only with darker burst on the edges...

    Dark Cherry Burst - this finish is growing on me big-time.
  2. ghiadub

    ghiadub Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    I like the cherry burst. I mostly like it because it is not very cherry but more tobacco. I loved that smoked ham look. You going with the big singles? God I love those.
  3. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    That cherry burst looks wonderful to me personally. I assume you are going without fretboard dots also. That's a nice look with a birdseye board.
  4. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I'm going with Sadowsky Single Coils this time. I do however, have a Valenti with a Sad preamp and Big Singles in it though. Smokin' combination. Very hot.
  5. Famous Shamus

    Famous Shamus Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    I'd vote for the Dark Cherry Burst
  6. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    As you know, I LOVE those Sadowsky single coils. They are more grindy and aggressive than the very smooth Big Singles to my ear... more 'Jazz Bass' sounding.

    That sounds like a great spec!
  7. The Butler

    The Butler

    Oct 11, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    I voted for the Dark Cherry Burst. And definately Big Singles.
  8. 4stringman


    Oct 12, 2008
    Memphis, Tn
    A dark green, or blue would look good as well
  9. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    If it can't be caramel burst, the cherry burst is the next best thing.
  10. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん

    Jun 22, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    Endorsing Artist: SADOWSKY / GENZ BENZ
    I have one in a 5'er. As mentioned, it does tend to look more Tobacco than Cherry but in lights the Cherry comes out for sure.


    But, Don't rule out Burgandy Burst!!! :D


    I know, AJ. I'm an evil evil man!!! :D
  11. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    You know what... I was actually thinking of your red bass when I ordered it. For some reason I thought it was called "Red Burst". I've seen other burgundy bursts and they look a lot darker than yours.
  12. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass Electronics
    +1 to this...

    I dig the Big Singles

    Oh what problems you have here...JK ;)
  13. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Out of the three you chose, I like Dark Cherry Burst the best.
  14. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    I also happen to be of the opinion that Sadowsky does one of the very best '59/Tobacco bursts I've ever seen:

  15. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    +1. I love that Cherry Burst and if I was going from scratch I'd do that. But when I got in the market and saw this come by I knew I had to grab it. It grows on me more every day.
  16. I like the cherry burst and caramel burst that they have. Both are great. Especially with quilted maple tops.
  17. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    burgundy burst that one is sweet looking maybe some find it too bright but i like it and its sure unique
  18. ray5903


    Dec 10, 2006
    cherry burst here but any color in a sadowsky would be fine by me i love quilt blue burst
  19. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    All are beautiful, AJ. Ive owned cherry burst and caramel burst. I just ordered tigereye burst so you know what I voted for!! Just go with want your gut says

  20. tiger eye is killer. I for sure will get this color.

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