Dumb, purely aesthetics poll: Bread and butter Precision: White or red?

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White or Red for a "classic" Precision?

  1. Red ( Candy cola, candy apple, mystic, just not that fiesta crap )

    113 vote(s)
    31.5%
  2. White ( Olympic, appliance, arctic, whatever, just solid )

    246 vote(s)
    68.5%
  1. dje31

    dje31

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    Totally useless, non-scientific, opinion-based, purely aesthetic poll.

    If you had a choice between two color combos and wanted one classic P, which would you pick?

    Red ( Candy Cola / Candy Apple Red / Mystic Red, just not that Fiesta crap ) finish, white ( plain / vintage / pearloid ) pickguard;

    - or -

    White ( Olympic / appliance / whatever ), tortoise ( preferably more red than orange-y ) pickguard.

    Oh, already picked a rosewood fretboard.

    Not terribly interested in black, sunburst, seafoam, etc., but hey, feel free to give your $0.02 regardless.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

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    I love the look of a white P with a rosewood board (of course, my trio is butterscotch, fiesta red and sunburst, all with maple boards).:D
     
  3. hdracer

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    You want a classic color but say no Fiesta crap??? :rollno::spit:
     
  4. dje31

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    Thanks for the input so far, folks. And no offense intended on the fiesta jab on my part, just not my cup of tea. A bit too pink-y, less of the true, hooker red I'm going for.
     
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  6. CauliColin

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    Candy cola & white pg
    Or Road Worn Fiesta Red. It is a lovely shade of pink. (Don't revoke my man card)
     
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    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    I picked red because I like red.
     
  8. One Drop

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    White with reddish tort on a RW board!

    It's how I roll- goes with all colours of clothes, reflects stage lights well, looks absolutely classic, and doesn't show smudges. And it's TORT!
     
  9. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Black, white or wood. All look great no matter what the stage lighting. Many colors can turn to ugly mud when under uncomplimentary color stage lighting.
     
  10. Diesel Kilgore

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    CAR. Pearl guard. Maple fretboard
     
  11. petrus61

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    Candy cola with mint green pg. There's too many Oly's floating around.
     
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    Pink???
    It is a red-orange

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  13. Aznslappadabass

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    If it's between Red or Oly White for a P then I'd go with the white. That Reddish Orange (or is it Orange Red?) doesn't fit that classic simple P bass look that I always envision in my mind when I think of precisions. It's not a bad color, just not something I traditionally associate with that bass. I love that color on Jazz basses or even EBMMs but for precisions I prefer black/white or white/black, preferably with a maple neck.
     
  14. R&B

    R&B Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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    I said Oly White even though I have a Duck Dunn in CAR/RW that looks killer. I think neutral colors are more versatile. Put a white guard on a white P bass and it's a young Brian Wilson all over again!

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    Red with black pickguard and maple neck all the way... so much sexy...
     
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    Never a red bass for me but I nearly scooped up a Fiesta P with a maple board once. It's the only red I'd ever consider.
     
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    The King votes for Oly white

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  18. Din Of Win

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    Either one... with a tort guard.

    :bassist:
     
  19. Andii Syckz

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    I'd go with white. Preferably, i'd have a maple fretboard and a black pickguard. but red tort is great too.
     
  20. MattyH

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    Truth.
     
  21. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

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    on a dream world I would have one of each

    but

    I put red for these reasons:
    1. the Fade Factor - I have a (previously) white Charvel that is now nicotine yellow, and while I like the mojo that represents, I miss it being the pure white it was when it was new
    2. the candy cola red with white pearl PG's are pretty swanky in my opinion. Any of the reds except the Fiesta as you mentioned are quite cool
     

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