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American Special Build-Capri Orange OR Shoreline gold??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NYCbassist, Feb 3, 2013.

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Shoreling Gold, Capri Orange, Either is great

Poll closed Feb 4, 2013.
  1. Shoreline Gold

    11 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. Capri Orange

    26 vote(s)
    56.5%
  3. Either one will be fine

    9 vote(s)
    19.6%
  1. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    Cheers;
    I am building about 5 Basses. The 1st Project is a Fender American Special Precision. I am posting 2 Pictures and would like help deciding which one to go with. I realise that some may not like either but I really want to hear from those who like one or the other or both. Both Bodies are Made in Japan and Solid Alder. The neck is USA 2012 Fender. One is Capri Orange the other is Shoreline Gold.
    Thanks for voting and comments.
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  2. Nobody

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    I like both... slightly favoring the gold.
  3. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    +1
  4. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    Thanks gang 12 votes so far.
  5. Silver Blues

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    Both are so nice! I'd favor the orange, though.

    --Silvie
  6. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User Supporting Member

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    Typically, I would say go for the gold, but I'm not feeling it with the maple neck.
  7. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    Orange for me, its got character, says fun and style to me...gold is a little gaudy IMO.
  8. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Gold. The orange reminds me of the rack of "international" model Fenders I saw at Swing City Music in Collinsville, IL back in the day. Yuck!
  9. thedudebrah

    thedudebrah Supporting Member

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    I voted for either. I like the gold but love the orange. Either way, you gotta do something other than that stark white guard.
  10. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Pick guard colour suggestions are very welcome.
  11. Silver Blues

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    IMO a BWB guard would look killer with that orange... ;)

    --Silvie
  12. Pet Sounds

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    The gold is a more classic Fender color, FWIW. I never have cared for orange Fenders, but that's just me.
  13. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the votes. I went with orange & I'm happy with the results. I got the Neck pocket trimmed as it was a bit tight. Minor trimming of the Scratch plate was needed to. I will post up pictures on Wednesday. This is the first of 4 Builds I am doing and I plan to sell them here on TB.
  14. Einherjar

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    Orange with black pick guard. Halloween bass. :p
  15. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Slap a gold guard on it, then you can have both!
  16. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    Definitely worth considering!

    That would look sweet.

    I guess whoever buys it can Customise it or I can Offer to change it for them. I still gotta get strings on it and set it up. Then it's picture time. I want to keep the $$ low so someone gets a sweet bass without breaking the bank.
  17. Silver Blues

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    How much you thinkin', boss?

    --Silvie
  18. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    PM sent.
  19. Buskman

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    I'm a fan of Shoreline Gold, but w/ a maple board the orange looks nicer (IMHO).

    And a brown tort guard would look nice, too!
  20. Bert Slide

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    +1 First thing I thought too!

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