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What color to finish this?

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

  1. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass

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    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

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    Oops, forgot the pic...

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  3. wild4oldcars

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    looks like retro futuristic with that pickguard. Seafoam or shell pink for me, maybe sonic blue? Matching headstock or not?
  4. Flabass

    Flabass Supporting Member

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    Surf green for me. Sonic blue would be cool too.
  5. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    What colour (in general) does it for you? Start w/that.
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    That pic seems to be screaming Fiesta Red or similar at me.
  7. FerK

    FerK Supporting Member

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    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]
  8. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me. Supporting Member

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    I'm with these guys. Something evocative of the [DEL]50's or 60's[/DEL] Jetsons for sure.
  9. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    Daphne Blue or Sonic Blue would look nice. Matching headstock too.
  10. TRichardsbass

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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!
  11. Jeff K

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    I love me some Surf Green; but when I looked at that bass, the first thing I thought of was Shoreline Gold.
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    Candy Apple Red.
  13. ngh

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    surf green is my go to
  14. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

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    Seafoam Green
  15. 12stringbassist

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    Weirdly enough, it said green to me too!
  16. JonDark

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    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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  17. wisconsindead

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    That is a gorgeous bass.
  18. AGH

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  19. JoeWPgh

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

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    I'm thinking a seafoam green but with a little white pearl metalic mixed in

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