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

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  1. 80jazz

    80jazz

    Jun 28, 2008
    Kansas
    Sonic?
     
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  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
     
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  3. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Definitely looks somic blue to me.
     
  4. Bigbri

    Bigbri

    Aug 4, 2015
  5. Bigbri

    Bigbri

    Aug 4, 2015
    My favorite color.
     
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  6. ukulelelab

    ukulelelab

    Apr 14, 2013
    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:
    pb65_2.jpg pb65_3.jpg
     
  7. Ostie

    Ostie

    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    I like yours better.
     
  8. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Thanks, in retrospect, I'm glad I didn't buy the deep blue one.
     
  9. 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.
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  10. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    I much prefer after.
     
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  11. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    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.
     
  12. Energy

    Energy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Germany
    True.

    Example 1: 1964 Precision

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    Example 2: 1968 Precision

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    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.
     
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  13. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    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.
     
  14. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Maybe the clear coats are of different thicknesses so the amount of yellow added is different?
     
  15. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    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).
     
  16. 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?
     
  17. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    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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