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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ian McLaughlin, Jun 23, 2019.
1965 Lake Placid Blue Fender Precision Bass
Where"s the fade?
Looks good to me.
The clearcoat yellows.
Pink becomes salmon, white becomes yellow, Lake Placid Blue becomes Miller's Creek Green.
Why the skepticism?
I dunno, thought I was seeing brush marks.
I think that is cracks/checks in the finish.
Here's a comparison between a new Dean Exotica and what happened to mine.
I think it is pretty amazing what happend to LPB when the clearcoat yellows. I'm not a huge fan of "real" LPB, but the green it can turn into is amazing.
Wow. What year?
Gibson’s Pelham blue, which may have been the same color with a different name, does the same thing.
Not sure what year mine is, probably 2010, but they don't use the flaired bridge anymore and they no longer use the Aphex System preamp.
Quite a few green LPB bass pics around, though. I've seen some really drastic ones.
It’s very common for blue to fade to green.
During the restoration of the 1879 Michigan state capitol building, paint analyses showed that the original interior wall color was blue. Over the years the painters would match the paint on the walls when repainting, not realizing that it was slowly going green. You could see the progression of fading in the paint analysis report done by the restoration specialists.
Here's an example of what happens to Antigua.
I am all over this. In every example posted, I prefer the "post-fade" shade.
Who knew an Antigua P faded into an Antigua J, would have thought the other way around...
Wait another ten years, it will fade into a 5 string!
edit: or a fretless
A mostly blue colored item will appear green when under a yellow filter (aged clear) because basically the yellow filter removes blue light. Whatever is left of the base color is what you see. So it's not just the actual paint changing. Also whatever the blue pigment that was used, it could slowly change to green via oxidation or exposure to UV light.
But I still think I see brush marks, would that have been normal to not spray them back then? Or not sand the wood to remove those marks?