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Sadowsky Metro finish damaged...Need guidance!!!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by justabass, Jun 14, 2007.


  1. justabass

    justabass

    Nov 7, 2006
    Nashville TN/Old Hickory TN
    Endorsing-Trace Elliot,Peavey Basses,PedalTrain,Starkey inears
    My drummer let my Metro (in a gigbag) fall and hit the bumper on the van last Friday. The finish cracked from the control plate down and on the back from the cavity cover out. Each crack is approx an inch long. The crack in the front has actually grown longer. There are also a couple of dings. I can actually snag my fingernail on the crack on the back. The finish is trans white. The bass is a UV-70. I'd love some input on my options to get this repaired. It wouldn't be so bad but the bass was dead mint. Not a scratch on it. Thanks for any help guys!
     
  2. throbgod13

    throbgod13

    Mar 26, 2005
    Texas
    if the finish is nitro, you could soften the finish with buytl-cellosolve and let it flow back together.. it's used to repair weather checking, and there's not much difference between a stress crack and weather checking..
     
  3. justabass

    justabass

    Nov 7, 2006
    Nashville TN/Old Hickory TN
    Endorsing-Trace Elliot,Peavey Basses,PedalTrain,Starkey inears
    I'm not 100% sure but I don't think the Metro's are available with a nitro finish...
     
  4. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Why don't you contact Sadowsky? He is known for his A+ service.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Leave the bass as is and play the heck out of it!!!!
    Like your screen name says, it's justabass. :)

    Like you said, it's eventually going to get dinged up, not better time to start than now.
     
  6. justabass

    justabass

    Nov 7, 2006
    Nashville TN/Old Hickory TN
    Endorsing-Trace Elliot,Peavey Basses,PedalTrain,Starkey inears
    True true...
     
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