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Surf Green P-Bass with Maple Neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funky-Wunky, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Funky-Wunky

    Funky-Wunky

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    Can someone help me with what models of P-Basses had a surf green color with a maple neck? I know I have seen them before on ebay. Did any 1957 reissue basses have this color?
  2. b15fliptop

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    Yes, they did.
  3. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    I went with a Nash J.

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  4. Kevin_BlueBASS

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    Yeah There were never any vintage factory Maple/ Surf by Fender but there are some reissues...
    Here's a MIJ '57 reissue:
    Capsule Music

    Looks more like Seafoam but close enough :smug:
  5. Funky-Wunky

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    Thanks. Is that seafoam a different color than the surf green?
  6. Bass Club Mark

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    Seafoam Green & Surf Green are listed as different colors on Fenders Color Chart.
  7. Kevin_BlueBASS

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    Seafoam and Surf are actually pretty different...

    Seafoam: darker, deeper, more blue (like the '57 above)

    Surf: lighter, more pastel colour with more yellow (close to sonic blue kinda)
    Like the Nash above.
  8. ZombieSpacebat

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    I think Lakland make a P bass in green (maybe not surf, i forget) as a standard colour, if you care to take a look in that direction?
  9. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    This is Lakland's Sea Foam...more saturated then surf green.

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  10. Funky-Wunky

    Funky-Wunky

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    Anyone ever see a surf green re-issue lately?
  11. frankieC

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    I have one of these. The picture doesn't do the paint any justice. It's a pearl finish.

    Actually, it's a pretty nice bass. I bought it as a utility bass, turns out I really enjoy playing it, sounds great, too.
    My only regret, I wish it had a P neck instead of the J neck. That might be remedied soon, though.

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  12. bass32

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    Checked out one just like it at a GC a few months back. You're right about the pearl finish. Fantastic color when seen in person.
    I played it through a Mark 2x10 combo and it sounded great. The neck felt great and was easy to play.
    If I had been in the market at the time I would have bought it.
    Congrats on yours and enjoy.
  13. GM60466

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    One of my favorite colors
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    Anyone happen to know the nut width of those xaviere p basses? That color combo is killer but most p bass necks are a little thick for my taste.
  17. petrus61

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    Have you considered finishing the bass yourself? You can order an accurate Seafoam or Surf from ReRanch and shoot it over a mitymite, Warmouth or USACG body. I really lusted for Sonic Blue, so I stripped a Precision and finished it in that. Cost me a lot less than a custom order, came out nice and was a very rewarding experience.
  18. Instagator

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    Here's my 57 RI from Japan.
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  19. wild4oldcars

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    Found this in the specs listed

  20. bassfreakah

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    Instagator, thats what I m talking about sweet!!!!!!! 57 RI so so sweet....

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