Thinking About Painting my Mustang

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Monster Truck, Dec 6, 2013.


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Mustang paint choices

Poll closed Dec 20, 2013.
  1. Leave it white

    27 vote(s)
    44.3%
  2. Black with flames

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. Competition orange

    20 vote(s)
    32.8%
  4. Carrots

    12 vote(s)
    19.7%
  1. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck Supporting Member

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    I love my Fernandes bass, I really do. But my Mustang is loads more fun, and fits very well in any band I ever see myself in. But the white is kind of boring so I'm thinking of getting it painted. Here's what it looks like now:

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    One idea is to make it black with a hot rod flame pickguard. I did this with Windows Paint so you have to use your imagination. Of course it will have a rosewood FB instead of maple

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    Another option is competition orange. I'm leaning toward this look:

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    Which one do you guys like best?
  2. ZachariahLee

    ZachariahLee

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    Orange is my favorite color, but I like the vintage white too. Black would look good too.
  3. braud357

    braud357

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  4. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

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    That orange is nice. I really like the vintage white with tort pickguard though.
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  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Orange , do it. The black is just also to boring, you could just get a black squier stang body and put your parts on that rather then paint your current one, orange is pretty unique with the stripe. That or the LPB with matching headstock would rock.
  7. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

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    I think it's awesome, just how it is and you'll be sorry for changing the color.
  8. unclebass

    unclebass

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    Definitely orange, with a white pearl or possibly a tort pickguard, but NO RACING STRIPE!! I think that the white would look good too with an orange pearl or tort pickguard. Might want to try that first, much cheaper and easier.
  9. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

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    I think the white's gorgeous.
  10. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    Im thinking just change the pickguard, either a nice tort/pearloid/or black.
  11. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    My personal tastes run towards a more minimalist place. That, and as a former illustrator/art student, I have to recognize that everyone has their own sense of esthetics and taste. To that effect, I won't go as far as to say "DO THIS OR THAT!".

    That being said, I will phrase it as, "If this was my Mustang, and I wanted to spruce it up without damaging it, I'd install a black pickguard to offset the white and add some removable black vinyl racing stripes in the classic top-rear position."
  12. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    :smug: I think carrot would make a fine color.
  13. elgecko

    elgecko

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    Leave it white and change to creme pickup covers and finger rest.
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Leave it white and grab a stripe kit
  15. Bongolation

    Bongolation

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    Better yet, just leave it white.
  16. oysteivi

    oysteivi

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    I'd put the black hot rod flame pickguard on the current body and call it awesome.
  17. JACink

    JACink

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    I voted leave it white, but you could still make it different. Maybe orange?
    (sorry about the crappy fotochop)

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  18. eots

    eots

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    I like 'competition' themed colors. I had a custom painted '66 mustang bass. It was my wife's favorite. She wanted me to paint the car to match. I had the pups rewound by mr. Fralin. Loved the neck, but liked to neck dive.
    Go orange or stay home.
  19. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3 Supporting Member

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    I like orange, but I suspect I am in the minority. The bass looks vintage in white, which a lot of people like. Just wondering, who would you have do the refinish?
  20. Dubsly

    Dubsly Supporting Member

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    Leave it white and change the guard to tort.
  21. Joebarnes

    Joebarnes

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    Mustang Guitar? I'm going to give the same advice I would give to someone with a '69 Ford Mustang. Hugger Orange or Grabber green.

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