What color should I paint this bass?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jbrooks, Feb 18, 2013.


  1. jbrooks

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    I was thinking about metallic green or sea foam green. Maybe antique white.

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    I'm undecided on the knobs. Either chrome or black.
  2. Lowactnsatsfctn

    Lowactnsatsfctn

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    Stain it.

    I'd vote for black against a dark or medium color and chrome against a light color.
  3. Tanner5382

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    I say green, orange or purple.

    As for the knobs; Black knobs with purple body, chrome knobs with orange body, and either black or chrome knobs with green body
  4. FatherG

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    Solid color, not metal flake. Go and look up some cars from the 40s and 50s for color ideas. Stay with chrome. BTW - what about the headstock and neck - painted or natural?
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Camo. It's the new pink. Black knobs.
  6. jbrooks

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    I should have stated that I have a black and a red bass, The headstock has a Marvin the Martian vibe so that's why I'm leaning towards green. The metallic green is futuristic but the sea foam green and antique white has that retro feel.

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    Staining is out. It's a three piece body; plus I've already primed it.
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    In that case, Marvin helmet green seems like the only choice.

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  8. SJan3

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    This!

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  9. Flabass

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    Surf green.
  10. Hues

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    If the antique white you'd use has more of a brownish tint than yellow....Go white.
  11. jbrooks

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    I guess the color I had in mind is surf green instead of sea foam green

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  12. StarbardGuitar

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  13. TheFenderBender

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  14. Smilodon

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    This. And a red, black or yellow pickguard. :D
  15. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

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    Burgundy Mist Metallic...

    [​IMG]Burgandy Mist...
  16. placedesjardins

    placedesjardins

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    Silver or copper
  17. Tdog

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    If you've got that "Marvin the Martian" thing workin'......may I suggest PPG Vibrance paint....Key Lime!

    But! Hold onto your wallet!....This stuff will run you @$200 for a half pint of base color and 1/2 pint of the candy......Great color with all black hardware and DR Black Beauty strings.
  18. placeboe

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    COPPER - with copper knobs!
  19. MRDOOM

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    Neon Green or candy apple red.
  20. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

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    Crimson stain.

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