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


  1. unclebass

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    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

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    I built a bass inspired by the 1970s Porsche Gulf 917 race cars.

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  3. unclebass

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    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...
     
  4. xUptheIronsx

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

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    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!
     
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  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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    Porsche bass rocks!
     
  7. Sputnik Monroe

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    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

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    Someone here on TB had their Wal bass painted like the helicopter from "Magnum P.I.":

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  9. Boom762

    Boom762 Hartke Whore - I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

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  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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    Not mine, but I found this online and thought it was really cool.
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  13. Janforth

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    I believe Mike Lull refinished this bass, that's an awesome job.
     
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    Wow ...Millenium Falcon!

    Cool :hyper:
     
  15. unclebass

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    Great examples, hoping to see more!
     
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    My ultra-metal, super-brutal, uber-manly, My Little Pony/Rainbow Dash RickenClone.
     
  17. BBox Bass

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    Here's my traffic signal Squier.
     

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  18. TheDepths

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

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    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

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    Love this. Have emailed Brian to see if he will do me a lefty.
     
  21. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    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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