Help find the color.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by gimp, Dec 13, 2012.


  1. gimp

    gimp Supporting Member

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    I'm trying to restore a bass back to it's original color. Can someone tell me what the color name is, and if a vendor like reranch carries it (they have quite a few "whites")?

    Example of the color:
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  2. elgecko

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    Hard to tell from the pic but I'll go Vintage White. It's too off-white to be Olympic.
  3. benc

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    It looks like a Fender MIM. Is that right? What are the first three digits of the serial number?
  4. lijazz

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    I think it IS Olympic White. I have a 2008 MIA Jazz in Oly White and the color looks pretty much the same as this pic.
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  6. gimp

    gimp Supporting Member

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    The body is the only original part and it is a MIM (the picture above is an example shot - not the actual bass).
  7. gimp

    gimp Supporting Member

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    It was my first "real" bass that has been modified and upgraded (and sometimes downgraded) over the past 15 years. I'm trying to bring the body/pickguard back to the original look (right now it's rattle can black).
  8. benc

    benc Supporting Member

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    If MIM, it is definitely Arctic White.
  9. gimp

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    Awesome! Thank you very much!
  10. wcoffey81

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    one other option you have is to take it to a local bodyshop supply business. if they supply and mix paint for bodyshops they will, probably, have an optical scanner that "looks" at the finish. it will then spit out a formula so they can match what you have.

    whoops i didn't read every post. you would need to sand a spot down to the original color for the scanner to work
  11. gimp

    gimp Supporting Member

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    While I have your ear, what color pickguard would that be? White or parchment?
  12. benc

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    If it was made before 2001:
    Part No. 0037737000 Pickguard, P Bass Mexico, White/Black/White

    2001 and later:
    0058261000 Pickguard, P Bass Mexico, White/Black/White

    :)
  13. DwaynieAD

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    arctic white is my first guess
  14. gimp

    gimp Supporting Member

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    1995. That's awesome. Thank you!
  15. benc

    benc Supporting Member

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    My pleasure. I cut and pasted the pickguard info from the service diagrams on the Fender site. Yours is this one. You may have a tough time finding those 1990's Standard Series parts. I searched for your pickguard and couldn't find it for sale anywhere. The 2001 guard or any 13-hole guard should work fine, though. :)
  16. gimp

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    Yeah, I was searching and didn't find much. It's good to hear that any 13 hole unit will work. I assume bright white is pretty much the color. I don't need it to be 100%, but I am nostalgic for the way the body used to look.

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