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What color to finish this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TRichardsbass, Feb 14, 2014.


  1. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass

    Jun 3, 2009
    The Real Jersey Shore
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    F CLEF LLC, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    This USA J. Backlund Design JBD-800B bass is probably going to be joining me soon. I am pondering what color to finish it.

    My fiirst thought was a cool white to blackburst with light metallic sort of like one of the reissue Danelectros I once had.

    But, I'm not sold on that. So, TBers, please suggest some colors!
     
  2. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass

    Jun 3, 2009
    The Real Jersey Shore
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    F CLEF LLC, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    Oops, forgot the pic...
     

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  4. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    looks like retro futuristic with that pickguard. Seafoam or shell pink for me, maybe sonic blue? Matching headstock or not?
     
  5. Flabass

    Flabass Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    Surf green for me. Sonic blue would be cool too.
     
  6. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
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    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    What colour (in general) does it for you? Start w/that.
     
  7. dls119

    dls119

    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    That pic seems to be screaming Fiesta Red or similar at me.
     
  8. FerK

    FerK

    Dec 11, 2011
    Switzerland
    I'd say something suited for the stage/audience you play for: for the rockabilly component you already have that retro shape and "pickguard", so I'd choose something more or less "conservative" for the finish (not to allienate the pop component of your repertoire). That means: no kitsch decorations, no aggressive shiny sparkly accents. Maybe a translucent orange ? Like this:[​IMG]
     
  9. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Edmonton
    I'm with these guys. Something evocative of the [DEL]50's or 60's[/DEL] Jetsons for sure.
     
  10. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    Daphne Blue or Sonic Blue would look nice. Matching headstock too.
     
  11. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass

    Jun 3, 2009
    The Real Jersey Shore
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    AAAHHHH!!!!!!!! The Marcus Orange Bass! One of the most beautiful ever, so I'd not even think about copying it or close to it! But thanks!
     
  12. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I love me some Surf Green; but when I looked at that bass, the first thing I thought of was Shoreline Gold.
     
  13. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
  14. ngh

    ngh

    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    surf green is my go to
     
  15. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
  16. Weirdly enough, it said green to me too!
     
  17. JonDark

    JonDark

    May 21, 2013
    Detroit MI
    Very cool bass my friend.

    I'm 'seeing' green with this bass as well, Belair Green/ or similar jumps out at me.

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  18. wisconsindead

    wisconsindead Supporting Member

    May 16, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI
    That is a gorgeous bass.
     
  19. AGH

    AGH

    Jun 18, 2013
    Long Island NY
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    All of the stuff I got for free wore out!
  20. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

    Dec 21, 2012
    For me it's begging for Burgundy Mist Metallic. If you want to go wild, burst the edges with ReRanch's Royal Crown Purple.
     
  21. sowilson

    sowilson

    Jul 5, 2013
    I'm thinking a seafoam green but with a little white pearl metalic mixed in
     



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