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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ian McLaughlin, Jun 23, 2019.
Definitely looks somic blue to me.
The finish under the pg looks green too. Maybe it was used without.
My favorite color.
Sorry zombie thread but thought that was interesting comparison.
Here are two late '65 p, both in original LPB.
Quite close in serial # but very much different paths.
One played hard and the other one un-faded prob a case queen for many years:
I like yours better.
Thanks, in retrospect, I'm glad I didn't buy the deep blue one.
Does Fender still use "yellowing clear coat" on their contemporary poly finished instruments?
On older nitro finished instruments: is for example LPB turning into green 100% the result of the clear coat yellowing no matter if the finish is poly or nitro?
I'm asking because I'm personally affected.
How long till I have three green basses instead of three blue ones? These are all nitro.
I much prefer after.
I have a 1984/5 Tokai Jazz bass which would have been sonic blue originally. It's pretty much an exact copy of a mid-1960s Fender including the paint, and it's essentially turquoise now. I had to replace the tort guard (now lost) with a white pearloid one as tort and turquoise looked awful together.
Example 1: 1964 Precision
Example 2: 1968 Precision
Why one is more faded/yellowed than the other I don't know. Maybe they used different kinds of clear coat, or the '64 has been kept away from light most of the time.
Quoting myself - that blue-grey really brings out the grain pattern much better than the darker blue. I'd pay to have it look like that from the outset.
Maybe the clear coats are of different thicknesses so the amount of yellow added is different?
The '64 looks just like the MIJ '84 P I had and wished I'd kept (a bit of a neck pocket gap, but a great neck).
Sounds interesting. I'm quite sure that the Tokai basses were not nitro, so it really must be the coat.
I don't know anything about cars but I know that the guitar industry uses the same colors and coatings as the car industry. Did the same happening to cars even after going from nitro to poly? Is it still happening today?
I'm pretty sure this one is nitro given how thin the finish it is and how it wears. This is one of the premium grade Tokais. I have one from the same year that's the 'standard' grade with three screw tuners and that is definitely poly.
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