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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ricky Rioli, Jun 24, 2021.
The three Tone is the Classic Look
you have a similar discussion at Which Fender Sunburst do you prefer?
Other manufacturers offer a similar choice
depends on the rest of the bass... 2 tone for maple fingerboard (and gold pickguard), 3 tone for rosewood (and tort) - imo
I think there must be something wrong with me, even with rosewood and tort I prefer the look of two tone
I like both bursts but prefer a deep brown with a longer fade yellow on 2TSB and a subtle long gradation on 3TSB with a smallish center section. No Clownbursts.
nothing wrong here, it's just what I like! Doesn't have to match your preference, and yours doesn't have to match mine ;-)
So definitely not what I posted in the OP?
I prefer 3TS, but, at a pinch, either would be fine. I've seen some basses where the burst is only on the front, the back is solid black! That won't do at all. It has to be 3TS on the front and the back.
Sorry, buy yes. When I worked in a music store back in the '70s we got in many different 'bursts both new and used and very few were to my liking.
I prefer the three color burst, with an asterisk. I like that middle red to be a bit garish. Too much lipstick and too much rouge...
No need to apologise: I deliberately chose the nastiest example I could find to nudge the waiverers towards 2tsb
Two tone is graceful and elegant, like a well cut diamond. Three tone is just gaudy like costume jewelry or late night advertising.
three tone alllll day. it may look outlandish, but there’s something very “fender” about it.
Depends on the company who does it. IMHO, they both can look nice with a gradual gradient. I don't care for bursts when it's really abrupt or the black goes too far in before fading or for 99.9% of bursts where white is involved.
Of my two examples, the 2TS is nicer. Ibanez stepped up everything in the five years from 77 to 82.
I prefer three tone but both can look really nice. Both can look like complete trash as well.
I should probably have offered a one-tone option in the poll as well. Gah.
I generally don't like traditional bursts at all, but when I do, it's usually a dark three-tone with relatively gradual transitions between the colors. Some of G&L's three-tone bursts look great IMO, and some of their red, blue, green, and black bursts look fantastic.
I chose 3-tone.
2-tone is depressing
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