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My green and yellow bass(es) project. Custom Paint, Darkstar, etc.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendmafia, Oct 13, 2013.


  1. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Bought a couple of parts basses, or bass parts of the boards recently and gave them a facelift. Custom paint by TB's own StreetScenes, Darkstar by Curtis Novak and custom pickguard by Mike Quick. Both basses have brand new hipshot vintage footprint tuners and the P has a drop D tuner. Still might do a couple things to the fretless and replace the bridge on the P... But for now they are both awesome. GO DUCKS!

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  2. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Very cool concepts! Traditional yet original at the same time. Good looking pair!
     
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  4. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Thanks man, StreetScenes can do some crazy paint work!
     
  5. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
  6. TGLbass

    TGLbass

    Aug 20, 2010
    They certainly look awesome.
     
  7. Warhawk

    Warhawk

    Jan 31, 2003
    Canton, Ohio
    Both are pretty but I really like the P-Bass. Had a '70 Oldsmobile Cutlass S with a W30 455 engine in it in a similar green. Bet that P rocks as hard as that car was fast. Damn nice basses!
     
  8. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Tyler


    Those are really cool!

    Almost my GB Packers combo!
     
  9. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Oh man! I bet that was a hot car!

    I am after a 70 Chevelle....well......maybe...would like one if I could convince my wife to allies me to spend that much on a "collector car"...
     
  10. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    The green is actually some sort of car color... Its not quite the green I was intending, but I still think it looks great. I wick I could get a pic to show all the pearl and sparkle in those finishes.
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Hey: cool builds!

    Totally not a fan of colored strings my own self, but they suit your concepts; so, there ya go!
     
  12. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Yeah, the only reason they have colored strings is because bassstringsonline.com was running a great special on them. I also got a set of white, but I have no idea what I will do with those...
     
  13. mfbolton

    mfbolton Multi-Instrumentalist - M.F. Bolton Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Good looking pair of basses! Congrats.
     
  14. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Thanks everyone. For the record, the Novak darkstar in the green bass is absolutely the real deal. I know a lot of people were bummed when Fred stopped making pickups, but Curtis has definitely carried on the bisonic legacy. I got to play the bass a little bit when I completed it, but it wasn't until last night that I could really get into it and I couldn't put it down.
     
  15. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    The next one should be pastel/sky blue.
     
  16. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    You mean like this?

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  17. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    That works. You need to take a picture of the whole collection some day. I doubt there's gonna be a more colorful family photo than yours.
     
  18. Except the sonic blue bass needs a rosewood neck!

    The strings are the finishing touch IMHO.

    Excellent pair of basses.

    Davo
     
  19. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Thank man. I like the strings too, kinda cheesy, but hey I had basses painted sparkle green and yellow... haha.

    As for the sonic w/ maple. I did that because Geddy Lee's new bass out of the custom shop is surf green w/ maple & pearl B&B neck and i thought it looked cool. I have a surf green JJ w/ RW B&B on order from John and Bluesman Vintage as well.
     
  20. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Highlands Ranch, CO.
    Good job!

    I'm digging that green beastie...:bassist:
     
  21. ahc

    ahc

    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Any chance of a sound clip of the P? I'd love to hear the Novak Darkstar!
     



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