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Guitarpaintguys.com, anybody use them?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by RitchS, Dec 15, 2012.


  1. RitchS

    RitchS Supporting Member

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    So I love the tone and feel of my bass but hate the color of my bass. I'm thinking of getting it re painted and am looking for references to reasonably priced guitar painting. So far this is the best I've come across. Any others?
     
  2. warnergt

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    Thanks for showing that! That gives me some ideas.
    I've been wanting to custom paint a bass and get a pro to
    finish it with a clearcoat.
     
  3. RitchS

    RitchS Supporting Member

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    Ok then. You go first and let me know how it goes! 😜
     
  4. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    The gold standard for finishing is Pat Wilkins: http://www.wilkinsguitars.com/. The other guys could very well do excellent work but if you don't want to leave anything to chance then Pat is your guy.
     
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  6. Billy K

    Billy K

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    A big Sunday Amen to Pat he did my Hwy 1 in a deep red colour that defies description.People always commenting on the beauty of the instrument. He did a Ibanez SR500 for me also.
     
  7. RitchS

    RitchS Supporting Member

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355887692.950129.jpg

    Off to be painted "metallic vintage wine" ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355887740.656855.jpg
     
  8. Billy K

    Billy K

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355948814.293636.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355948830.848149.jpg

    2 of Pat Wilkins paint jobs
     
  9. Billy K

    Billy K

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355948933.559741.jpg better picture of Pat Wiliks paint on my Ibanez SR 500
     
  10. RitchS

    RitchS Supporting Member

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    Well, I took the plunge and had my Stingray painted. From this; ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358904950.554153.jpg

    To this; ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358904980.315941.jpg

    I gotta say www.guitarpaintguys.com did a great job! They removed the old finish and did the new finish in less than a month and that was with shipping from Nor Cal to Cedar Rapids and back. My only problem now is...to be continued.
     
  11. RitchS

    RitchS Supporting Member

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    Which pick guard?!?! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358905143.625341.jpg
     
  12. gus1894

    gus1894 Supporting Member

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    Cool. Could you post a pic of the whole bass and not a close up of the body? I fond that it's easier to pick a PG preference seeing the whole bass, or at least the whole body...
     
  13. RitchS

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