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Any suggestions on what color I should paint my Gibson Grabber??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by carlitoswhey, Mar 4, 2014.


  1. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    It's completely stripped so painting it or even doing a maple or buckeye top is all par for the course. Best idea wins an e cookie and I will be posting pictures.

    Anyone have any any good (or not so good ideas?) Me and my buddy have a full shop at our disposal
     
  2. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
  3. TheDepths

    TheDepths

    Mar 4, 2014
    England
    Candy Apple Red.....There is something delightfully wrong about painting a Gibson in a Fender colour, but rules are made to be broken and CAR with a maple neck and black pick guard would look very pretty.

    Nice bass by the way, not a fan of Gibson basses but the Grabber is pretty sweet.
     
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  5. Corvette19

    Corvette19

    Oct 10, 2010
    Greenville SC
  6. TheDepths

    TheDepths

    Mar 4, 2014
    England
    Also silver sparkle......And whatever you choose, can't wait to see pics! :)
     
  7. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Godofthunder bassist for Knight Patrol Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Burgundy is my favorite stock color. Gibsons heritage cherry or Pelham Blue would be cool.
     
  8. Osztertag2112

    Osztertag2112

    Jan 27, 2013
    Oh man someone beat me to silver so im gonna say : "Sunburst with tort!!!!!"
     
  9. Bingo

    Bingo Banned

    Mar 3, 2014
    South by Southwest
    Actually, silver sparkle might kick butt on that bass.
     
  10. TheDepths

    TheDepths

    Mar 4, 2014
    England
    I think that'd look pretty bad*ss :bassist:, a colour scheme that's pretty much the definition of Fender on a Gibson, plus its class all the way. I think that OP should give us an indication of what he is going for....or what kind of music he plays??
     
  11. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    I like the dark red best for stock also. Very sexy
     
  12. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    Aaaaaaand /thread! :D
     
  13. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    well put, depths. You're a poet.I agree completely. Thanks O-zag for a great idea!!

    I play country, jazz, ss writer stuff and a little rock her and there. What ever I grab, so to speak ;)
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Staff Member Supporting Member

  15. Silverburst.

    Alpine white or olympic white.

    British Racing Green (is that what that color is called?)

    Orange. For maximum obnoxiousness.

    Haze Grey.
     
  16. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey

    Apr 3, 2009
    Phoenix
    Ok guys and gals, sunburst sounds pretty sexy to me (don't you all agree??) Im still open to ideas but this is the lead horse as of now.

    Now we have to figure out what color the hardware should be: black or chrome? Gold even? We're gonna do hip shots been bridge and tuners.

    And should the pick guard be tortoise?? Or sleek black?? I'm open to either

    Finally what color should the face plate on the head stock be??

    We do have access to some really nice flame and buckeye tops. Probably others too!! :cool:


    We will be going for some (tasteful) veneers and maybe even a pick up cover!! Sky is the limit keep the ideas coming.
     
  17. PazzoBasso

    PazzoBasso

    Jan 21, 2011
    YYZ
    I like Pelham Blue Gibsons... YMMV
     
  18. Black. Anything but tort.