What do you think of this Sadowsky color Scheme?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    This bass:
    <img src="http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/images/3747_full.jpg" width=800>

    But with balck hardware like this:
    <img src="http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/images/4094_full.jpg">

  2. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    In a word... vanilla :bag:

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Their both great looking basses but i think the black hardware might have an edge. :bassist:
  4. + 1
  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    tort! guard! tort! guard!

  6. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I've seen photos of a couple Sadowskys like that with black hardware--very sharp! It also looks great with a blank ebony board, too.

  7. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Black! No game!
    P.S. ... but use chrome hardware on blue basses!
  8. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Ya know, I like the look...

    I ALMOST went w/ the Trans MaryKay white finish, & all black hardware. I liked it THAT much... I just wasn't sure how it'd look w/ a Wenge neck, & that's probably what pushed me to a color. BUT, I will say, I think it needs a pau ferro or rosewood fb,, for some color contrast.

    Truth be told, your trans blue Gecko is one of the reasons I choose that color, Nino. I'm dying to see it on Black Korina!

    I'm getting so antsy!!! :hyper: :hyper:
  9. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I like the "tuxedo" color scheme - transparent white finish over ash but with black hardware and an ebony fingerboard. With the maple fingerboard I agree that it looks too "vanilla."
  10. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I dunno. With the black hardware, there's enough contrast for me even with the maple board. I do like ebony better, though.

  11. Fender-style basses should always have chrome hardware. In fact, most basses should. Black hardware only looks good on Steinberger XL:s and Warwick Thumbs. That's an objective fact.

  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    GOLD hardware!!!!!!!!

    too bad it ain't a 4!


  13. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Anyone mind explaining the differences in shape between the Sadowsky's? Is one a modern and one a ultra vintage? Or am I totally off track?
  14. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    I agree with this only in the case of a Vintage-style bass (with the pickguard) ... a modern looking bass (transparent finishes or quilted maple tops in the case of Sadowsky basses)will look nice with black hardware (of course if the body colour doesn't "fight" with it)!
  15. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I'm normally a fan of a white bass, but those just look dull to me. I say chrome hardware though.
  16. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Nice but boring. I'm usually not one for flash and decor but the color scheme is almost "under" styled, IMO. The black hardware offers a little contrast, however.
  17. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004

  18. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  19. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    Yes, more flash. Mirror pickguard, black binding. I'm just saying because that's the colour scheme of my bass, but still it would look sweet.