#1
So, I just bought one these amazing SR505s and I love it. My only problem is that the wood is quite soft and seems that it would fade quickly with regular playing. How would I go about making sure this beautiful bass stays as beautiful as the day I bought it?

Looking after it is the obvious answer, but I intend to play gigs with this in my band, and knocks and scratches occur.
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#2
If your intending to play gigs with this bass, the best possible alternative to keeping it in pristine condition is to buy another one, for not playing on stage.

Soundgears are reliable basses though, their meant to be taken on the road.
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#3
You can't really.

It's mahogany, which isn't really soft. I agree they feel soft which is weird, but they're very durable.
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It's mahogany, which isn't really soft. I agree they feel soft which is weird, but they're very durable.


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I have a friend that has gig'd an sr505 since the late 90's. Tons of shows. Tons of tours. Lots of bumbs and drops along the way. It loooooks kinda rough, but still sounds and plays amazingly. And THAT is what matters most.
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#5
It's the finish that's soft, not the wood. But yeah there's not a lot you can do to keep it pristine if you want to actually use it. I don't think I've ever seen anyone who's had a a 500 series SR for a decent period of time without some kind of horrible ding.
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#6
Never seen a SR without dings or scratches.
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#7
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Never seen a SR without dings or scratches.


My 700 is still almost perfect. Havn't gigged it yet though.
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#9
Dings, scratches and such are marks of a well played and well loved bass. Each has its story and makes the instrument your own.
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My 700 is still almost perfect. Havn't gigged it yet though.

It'll get dinged up trust me.
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It'll get dinged up trust me.


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