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Surf Green happiness

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

  1. 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...
  2. WOW, absolutely stunning! Always have loved surf green, now all you need is a matching P:D
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  4. Wow...cover and tug-bar not my thing, but she's a real beaut, nonetheless.
  5. that is a beaut! I want one *please*
  6. SDMFJay


    Jan 27, 2011
    Fort Worth, TX
    Gorgeous bass!!! ...drooooooooooooooooooooool. (having a surf green color obsession DOES NOT help this) lol
  7. Coreythebassman


    Dec 5, 2010
    WOW brb gotta go get my jaw sewed shut
  8. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    Gorgeous and great job on it
  9. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Yeah, very nice!. What is the string spacing at the bridge (center to center)?
  10. hoshbrown41


    Jun 19, 2009
  11. EagleMoon


    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
    That's a real beauty. Love it!
  12. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
    Nice paint choice, looks great.
  13. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Wow. Surf Green might be my favorite all-time color...
  14. Thanks for the compliment. The string spacing is 18mm at the bridge.
  15. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    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. 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

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I love it! The green tug bar really looks cool, IMO.
  18. Pet Sounds

    Pet Sounds

    Mar 8, 2009
    Wow, this is gorgeous!
  19. deste


    Sep 14, 2009
    Bologna, Italy, Europe
    Endorsing Artist: GullanskyLab pickups
    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

    Very nice indeed!
  21. lowsideonacurve


    Feb 24, 2011
    Beautiful. The low profile tug bar looks good and I don't like tug bars.

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