YAMAHA BB300 Sonic Blue
Hello Tb'ers. I bear some sad, idiotic news and I need the facts.
Here is some background. I'm in the middle of highschool and just don't seem to click with guitar, so? I pick up bass, a beautiful instrument in its own right. :bassist: Well, what bass do I purchase used? A beatiful naturally road worn Yamaha BB300 in sonic blue!
Well, after playing a bit I realize? I'm gonna buy a pbass and make the yamaha my fretless project! So I do that, and the end result is UGLY but it still works, intonation is spot on even though the bridge is a bit broken. Then, young me gets the wonderful idea of: Hey! I want to have a bass in a natural colour! So i proceed to sand Part of the body. Half way through doing the top of the bass, I FOR SOME REASON (i don't know why, please don't murder me) decide to buy a soldering iron to see how to use it..... all i can say is that it WAS UGLY!!!! I burnt everything except the solder!!!! Every connection was pretty much gone and the pickups fell apart. The bass was pretty much firewood from what i could tell. Oh, and the tuners are off for some reason now....
Now, a couple years later, I browse the net to see other yamaha BB300's. BUT!? none are in sonic blue! all of them are in black, natural, or red.... So I sit here wondering, did I murder a beatiful gem? and I ask you talkbass, DID I?
Please do not bash me too hard as I was young, immature, and did not think of the end result as i was doing it because i was too obsessed with the new pbass (squier matt freeman) i had purchased at the start of the "project of doom".
Sorry and Thank You.
Sand it, paint it sonic blue again. Fix the electronics and put the tuners back on. String it up and rock it. ta-da!
If I recall the BB300s were pretty common. Refinishing it a rare color isn't going to make it any rarer than it is with the pooched finish now. I have a couple of basses I'll be refinishing on the cheap shortly, and I refinned a cheap Flying V neck from natural maple to black and it came out beautifully. I imagine a can of sonic blue and a can of clear satin or gloss clear from Reranch would take care of the paint, and a few different grades of sandpaper and elbow grease oughta do the rest (well, a polishing compound after a week or 2 of drying would be nice too). So the paper, about $32 of lacquer + shipping, and yer blue again.
|All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:49 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.