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

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dje31, Jan 14, 2013.


  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. 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

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    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
     
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  4. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    You want a classic color but say no Fiesta crap??? :rollno::spit:
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Candy cola & white pg
    Or Road Worn Fiesta Red. It is a lovely shade of pink. (Don't revoke my man card)
     
  7. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper The G&L L5000 man. I'm Marc! Gold Supporting Member

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

    One Drop Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    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 Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Disclosures:
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    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. CAR. Pearl guard. Maple fretboard
     
  11. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Candy cola with mint green pg. There's too many Oly's floating around.
     
  12. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Pink???
    It is a red-orange

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Aznslappadabass

    Aznslappadabass

    Nov 27, 2012
    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 Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    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!

    :bassist:
     
  15. Mr L

    Mr L

    Jul 22, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    Red with black pickguard and maple neck all the way... so much sexy...
     
  16. 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.
     
  17. JFOC

    JFOC

    Oct 23, 2010
    The Shire
    The King votes for Oly white

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  18. Either one... with a tort guard.

    :bassist:
     
  19. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Montreal
    I'd go with white. Preferably, i'd have a maple fretboard and a black pickguard. but red tort is great too.
     
  20. MattyH

    MattyH

    Jul 20, 2010

    Truth.
     
  21. xUptheIronsx

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

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    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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