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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Feb 22, 2005.
Rotten.com wouldn't accept it as it was too graphic.
that is bad news man. Sorry. How'da do it?
same thing happened to my SR5
the injury was very undramatic. turned around into a triton keyboard. i think keyboards hate basses cuz they know we still do the bottom better.
Haha, very nice!
Happens to the best of us.
My suggestion is to get some nail polish to cover the ding. That way, you seal the finish to prevent it from chipping further, and a dark color will not clash as badly as the bare wood.
Other than that, you simply have to accept it and move on.
That's the only thing that frightens me about the Bongos-Basswood is so soft. I think it is a perfectly fine tonewood, but it is so pliant.
Pretty much any finished instrument will ding like this. Depends on how hard you hit it.
Sure, that is a paint chip. But the softness of basswood is well known. My Ibanez RG was particularly bad.
AAAHHHH YOU'RE SICK!!!!
Listen Joe, this forum is open to the public, and you can't post that sick stuff here. i'm surprised the mods haven't taken that pic off the net.
in all seriousness, that sucks. i hate when my basses get dinged up...i usually go for the headstock because it always hit the ceiling when i would take off my bass. i am really careful with my new bass
Sorry to see it, man. That's why I just lay back and groove. Sure, the audience thinks I'm near death, but my basses all look new. Anyway, just fill it in with a Sharpie.
If the Bongo had been made of stone, the paint still would have chipped if it was smacked against a keyboard hard enough.
So, what's your point?
Either you can adopt the 'tude that it gives your bass character (Some of the BEST players I've heard have no problem using basses that show a lot of scars), or if you can't live with it- EB/MM can do either a spot or full-on refinish,
better than new, because they'll set up the bass as new during the process. Call them.
Same exact thing happened to my Sterling a month or 2 after I got that. Nuthin to do with the basswood body.
Uh... what are Sterlings made out of anyhow?
Sure hope this doesn't turn into a basswood predjudice thread.
Looks like you play your bass, instead of polish it...........keep it up!
Dang dude, if you hadn't told me about it, I'd a-thought you were trying to smash some speakers or something.
Sorry to see it but hey it happens. It's not like you bought it because it looks good hanging on a wall.
Then again, I'm of the sort that kinda digs it when an instrument looks worn in(preferably by me).
I'm actually kinda ok with it. I think it's needed. Now it's become a tool. I'm not the least bit afraid of it. Before it happened I was a bit overprotective. Now I don't care. Last gig the guy I was playing with kicked it while rolling around on the floor and it was all part of the fun as opposed to, "I'm gonna kill you now!"
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