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Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by john » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:55 pm

I'm thinking of stripping this bass back and painting it. It's quite worn in places and the wood where it is worn is going grey.
Any ideas on what colour I could paint it?
Bare in mind it has a red headstock which I want to keep red for the decal .
Also toying with the idea of some form of pick guard ,thoughts on that?
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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by joppo » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:29 pm

Mmmmmm.... a blank canvas!!! I assume you don't think the grain is good enough to use a coloured varnish? If you want to use paint, I would stick with red to match the headstock, but use some other colour to give it some highlights and to customise it (Maybe a TM race car graphic :wink: ).

I like the look without a pickguard, but that is just me. I think it would be a little cluttered.

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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by joppo » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:10 pm

How about this? Can you do a two tone?
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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by john » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:19 pm

That looks pretty cool. apart from the head stock looks a bit off.

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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by BigBoris » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:17 am

That's a really nice looking bass and personally, I wouldn't hide that wood by painting it. A good sanding/sealing and an oil/wax application would really look good IMO :D

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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by binnface » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:14 am

Could you stain it to try to match the headstock? Really nice basses them. Would be a shame to paint it.

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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by john » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:50 am

joppo wrote: I assume you don't think the grain is good enough to use a coloured varnish?
BigBoris wrote:personally, I wouldn't hide that wood by painting it.
binnface wrote:Could you stain it to try to match the headstock? Really nice basses them. Would be a shame to paint it.

Ok, think I am being told something here :)
It was originally stained red like the head stock . guess I should do that.
thanks for the replies guys

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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by john » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:32 pm

Any other ideas. I already have a red stained one and i might get confused :?
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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by joppo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:57 pm

Black with some sort of bass clef in headstock red?
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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by john » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:53 pm

Thanks Joppo. :)
I actually quite like that. The pick up looks good against the black .
maybe I could do a really dark brown stain so it looks like that from a distance but as you get closer you see the woods grain. hmmmm

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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by beagle » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:55 pm

As long as your headstock is that colour... you have to choose a colour that compliments it.... in my humble opinion. ;-)
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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by john » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:15 am

beagle wrote:As long as your headstock is that colour... you have to choose a colour that compliments it.... in my humble opinion. ;-)
So a black body would work right, crusaders an all...
I am leaning toward a dark red stain at the mo'

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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by beagle » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:22 pm

yeah I recon that would be a good look.... of course my bass is red, so red must be best. :wink:
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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by john » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:40 pm

goes faster :wink:

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Re: Help me choose a colour for my bass!

Post by beagle » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:55 pm

Don't you know it! :lol:
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