Surf Green happiness

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lostrings, Mar 17, 2012.


  1. lostrings

    lostrings Supporting Member

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    I am a big fan of the 50's pastel colors. That being said I did a project a few years ago making a 1955 Fender Precision bass replica in Shell Pink Nitro. It turned out well so now I got a bug to do a modern 5 string Jazz bass in Surf Green. Generally I would order up all the parts and put the bass together, but this time I did it alittle different. I purchased a Squier Vintage Modified 5 string bass from Musicians Friend. It gave me a great foundation to start with. I tore the bass down and came up with a design that I liked and went to town. I wanted Surf Green to be the color with a matching headstock, I used a White Pearl guard from Fender, I added a Audere 3 band preamp. One other idea I decided to use was a tug bar. I generally never have used a tug bar before, but I thought in this case it would add a bit of a retro touch, so I cut it down to a very slim profile so it would not hinder slapping. It worked out well and looks cool. Anyway, here are some pics...
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  2. ThatBassistDude

    ThatBassistDude Supporting Member

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    WOW, absolutely stunning! Always have loved surf green, now all you need is a matching P:D
  3. plankspanker13

    plankspanker13

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    Wow...cover and tug-bar not my thing, but she's a real beaut, nonetheless.
  4. BarkerBass

    BarkerBass

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    that is a beaut! I want one *please*
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  6. SDMFJay

    SDMFJay

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    Gorgeous bass!!! ...drooooooooooooooooooooool. (having a surf green color obsession DOES NOT help this) lol
  7. Coreythebassman

    Coreythebassman

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    WOW brb gotta go get my jaw sewed shut
  8. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT

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    Gorgeous and great job on it
  9. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

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    Yeah, very nice!. What is the string spacing at the bridge (center to center)?
  10. hoshbrown41

    hoshbrown41

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    GIMME GIMME GIMME!
    TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY!
  11. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon Supporting Member

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    That's a real beauty. Love it!
  12. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

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    Nice paint choice, looks great.
  13. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

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    Wow. Surf Green might be my favorite all-time color...
  14. lostrings

    lostrings Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the compliment. The string spacing is 18mm at the bridge.
  15. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle

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    I love me some surf green too. What was your refinish process? Did you just scuff up the poly with 220 or strip it further?
  16. lostrings

    lostrings Supporting Member

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    I use a heat gun to remove the poly. I seal the body and start priming. I use Reranch products which are all nitro.
  17. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3 Supporting Member

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    I love it! The green tug bar really looks cool, IMO.
  18. Pet Sounds

    Pet Sounds

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    Wow, this is gorgeous!
  19. deste

    deste

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    WOW! Congrats, great job.

    (but... what about pearl inlays on the fingerboard? - to me, they 'd look really cooler...)
  20. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Very nice indeed!
  21. lowsideonacurve

    lowsideonacurve

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    Beautiful. The low profile tug bar looks good and I don't like tug bars.

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