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Theme Bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by unclebass, Mar 11, 2014.


  1. Orange County Choppers got famous by building "Theme" bikes, like the Jet Bike, Statue of Liberty Bike, etc. Wondering if anyone here has a bass guitar that was built around a theme, such as their favorite sports team, classic car, anything that pays tribute to something and is easily recognizable as such. I have been wanting to build a bass of this type, but I need some ideas to give me a kick start. Pictures would really help(guitars as well as basses).
     
  2. stonehenge

    stonehenge Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Duvall WA
    I built a bass inspired by the 1970s Porsche Gulf 917 race cars.

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  4. That's the kind of thing I'm talking about. I once thought about painting the body like an old Dr. Pepper sign, then aging it to make it look about 50 years old. I have painted signs before, but not sure that I could pull it off without looking cheesy. Keep em coming...
     
  5. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    I might one day do a project bass centered around the Toronto Maple Leafs...white P or J body with some kind of graphic or design reflecting my fav team...maple blocked neck for sure.

    Love the Porsche inspired bass. old European Race cars have a certain great characteristic look!
     
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Porsche bass rocks!
     
  7. Sputnik Monroe

    Sputnik Monroe

    Feb 11, 2014
    A few years ago I had an artist friend of mine from NOLA paint one of my basses with a VOODOO theme ...

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  8. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    Disclosures:
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Someone here on TB had their Wal bass painted like the helicopter from "Magnum P.I.":

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  9. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
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  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The original intent of my pink Lakland JO5 was to be reminiscent of the '50s diner counters in drug stores, with the pink upholstery, pearloid Formica counter tops with chrome edging, chrome malt machines and maple wood trim. It turned out better than I had hoped. It's now The Bass for the Cure.

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  11. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  12. Not mine, but I found this online and thought it was really cool.
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  13. Janforth

    Janforth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Tampa
    I believe Mike Lull refinished this bass, that's an awesome job.
     
  14. bluesdogblues

    bluesdogblues

    Nov 13, 2007

    Wow ...Millenium Falcon!

    Cool :hyper:
     
  15. Great examples, hoping to see more!
     
  16. El Seaweed

    El Seaweed

    Mar 9, 2014
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    My ultra-metal, super-brutal, uber-manly, My Little Pony/Rainbow Dash RickenClone.
     
  17. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    Here's my traffic signal Squier.
     

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  18. TheDepths

    TheDepths

    Mar 4, 2014
    England
    There's a video on youtube of Dave Ellefson playing a Trace Elliot themed Peavey......Wonder what happened to that.
     
  19. cronker

    cronker

    Feb 13, 2007
    Adelaide. SA
    Isn't there a group on here that made a US Navy bass, a NASA bass and are working on an aircraft carrier bass - a charity group, I believe.
     
  20. cronker

    cronker

    Feb 13, 2007
    Adelaide. SA
    Love this. Have emailed Brian to see if he will do me a lefty.
     
  21. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    They wouldn't even do that righty - I had to work directly with Pat Wilkins to get the paint. I made him promise to throw away the paint, and I'm not telling what the paint spec is.
     



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