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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nicksorenson, Jan 31, 2014.


  1. nicksorenson

    nicksorenson

    Apr 2, 2008
    Missouri
    I just finished off this build last night. I had not tried LaBella 760 Flats before this bass and they sound (and feel) great.

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  2. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    Sweet. Would you call that Daphne Blue or Sonic Blue?
    Post more pics, man!
     
  3. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    Beautiful bass! More pics! :bassist:
     
  4. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Disclosures:
    John K Custom Basses
    i'd call it sonic. daphne is a bit darker.
     
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  6. nicksorenson

    nicksorenson

    Apr 2, 2008
    Missouri
    lol!:D I knew that would happen. It's actually surf (looks a little bit more green in person than it showed up in the photo for some reason). I need to work on my camera skills! lol. But vintage Surf and Sonic are pretty similar even in real life, just a slight shade different. The newer Surf (i.e. Jeff Beck sig) is a little more distinct. Both are cool!
     
  7. JonDark

    JonDark

    May 21, 2013
    Detroit MI
    Beautiful! Yes would also love to see more pics sometime.
     
  8. garp

    garp

    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
  9. nicksorenson

    nicksorenson

    Apr 2, 2008
    Missouri
    Here's one more. This one is a little more color accurate to real life. Always so hard to get camera color to be transparent. I guess Canon feels they need to add some color vs having a transparent tone... blame it on the tools... lol;)

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    Thanks for all the kind words guys!
     
  10. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    Now it appears a bit more green! Seafoam maybe?
     
  11. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    That's crazy the difference in color between the 1st and 2nd pic! I constantly struggle with not seeing the "real color" when I'm snapping bass pics!
     
  12. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Disclosures:
    John K Custom Basses
    it looks like surf to me. sea foam is more blue and darker.
    here's a pic of my original '62 p bass:

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  13. nicksorenson

    nicksorenson

    Apr 2, 2008
    Missouri
    You're 100% right. Beautiful bass by the way Johnk_10! Awesome that you've got an original.


    I arrived at my hue of surf by having one of the automotive paint shops mix a batch from the OEM DuPont color code (they mix in acrylic lacquer) then I took samples of their colors and created my own formulas for mixing my tints which are geared for use with nitrocellulose.
     
  14. nicksorenson

    nicksorenson

    Apr 2, 2008
    Missouri
    Just uploaded one more from my camera. This one's a full sized image. I'm not sure if it's possible to display full size/resolution here but I'll give it a shot.

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  15. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Disclosures:
    John K Custom Basses

    it totally reminds me of my '62:

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