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Author Topic: Does the Sadowsky shop do Refinishing...???  (Read 3232 times)
JJP_1984_LB50
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« on: December 25, 2010, 09:41:57 AM »

Merry Christmas everyone!

As a quasi-Christmas present to myself, I picked up a used Sadowsky Metro P-Bass.  It's a little scratched up, and is not exactly my favorite color.  Have any of you at the shop done a refinish?
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2010, 07:25:42 PM »

Merry Christmas everyone!

As a quasi-Christmas present to myself, I picked up a used Sadowsky Metro P-Bass.  It's a little scratched up, and is not exactly my favorite color.  Have any of you at the shop done a refinish?

I do not recommend refinishing.....Even on an NYC, it is not very cost effective.   We have to disassemble the instrument, strip the body (poly has to be sanded off!), refinish, reprep the neck pocket and control cavity ledge, reshield and reassemble.  We honestly cannot do this for less that $800.

Since you purchased used, you should be able to get your money out of it if you re-sell it.  I would not encourage you to refin this bass, by me or anyone else.

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2010, 07:43:44 PM »

Thanks for the honest advice.  Maybe I'll try a new pick guard first!!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010, 02:05:16 PM »

Try these if you want to alter the color:


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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2010, 06:25:07 PM »

scratches are character.  Keep them... love them!  Play that bass!
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 05:34:59 AM »

If you have a deep scratch with sharp/ugly edge you can lightly send it with delicate send paper and then buff it. You'll get a smoother surface AND a relic look...
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