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1965 P-Bass: LPB "faded to green."

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ian McLaughlin, Jun 23, 2019.


  1. Last edited: Jun 23, 2019
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg
    Where"s the fade?
     
  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Looks good to me.
     
  4. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    The clearcoat yellows.
    Pink becomes salmon, white becomes yellow, Lake Placid Blue becomes Miller's Creek Green.
     
  5. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
  6. Innerresting.
     
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  7. I dunno, thought I was seeing brush marks.
     
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  8. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    [​IMG]
     
  9. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I think that is cracks/checks in the finish.
     
  10. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Here's a comparison between a new Dean Exotica and what happened to mine.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    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.
     
  12. Wow. What year?
     
  13. Gibson’s Pelham blue, which may have been the same color with a different name, does the same thing.
     
  14. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    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.
     
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  15. 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.
     
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  16. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Here's an example of what happens to Antigua.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    I am all over this. In every example posted, I prefer the "post-fade" shade.
     
  18. rocmonster

    rocmonster

    Oct 31, 2011
    Who knew an Antigua P faded into an Antigua J, would have thought the other way around...
     
  19. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi rocmonster :)

    :laugh:

    Wait another ten years, it will fade into a 5 string! :laugh:

    edit: or a fretless :roflmao:

    greetings

    Wise(b)ass
     
  20. OogieWaWa

    OogieWaWa

    Mar 17, 2013
    Oak Harbor, OH
    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?
     
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