American standard jazz colour

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lukas86, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. After much consideration, and trying out a heap of basses, I have decided to finally go with an 08 American standard jazz.
    Only choice left is which colour?

    At first I was going to go sunburst, but I have never really warmed to it that much, and Im not a fan of brown tort guards (although I know a lot of people are). The other choice was blizzard pearl, which is like a sliver. Although I still think I would change the white guard to black.

    Is it true that EVERYONE has a sunburst bass?

    Any thoughts?

    I have included images below, if anyone has time, could they photoshop a black guard on the blizzard pearl one.

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  2. both are drop dead sexy, but dont be afraid to admit that the sunburst is most certainly sexier... even if its more "common"

  3. Hansel


    Jan 20, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    I think you should forget both of these,

    and go CANDY COLA + MAPLE
  4. I know the candy cola does look nice, but I've never liked the colour red, on anything, let alone basses. But good point made.
  5. Troutdog


    Sep 29, 2000
    Houston, Texas
    I prefer the blizzard pearl to sunburst, but I would leave the white pickguard on and go for the rosewood neck - very sharp indeed.

    I'm thinking about picking up a candy cola P myself.
  6. chiplexic


    Apr 21, 2004
    I saw my first Blizard Pearl Jazz last nite at a GC in Boston and what was nice about it was the depth the finish had. It wouldn't be my first choice but it was nice. I like Sunburst and yes it will be what you see around the most.
    2nd would be White with the tort guard (but you don't like tort guards).;) I like the classic colors.
  7. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN

    You're reading my mind. When I started reading it, I thought, "I'd go with that Blizzard Pearl. But if I did, I'd put a black p/g on it!" I think that would look great with the maple board. If the board was rosewood, I'd probably go brown tort on the Blizzard Pearl.
  8. Dennis098


    May 3, 2008
    i have the sunburst.
    it looks so much better in person.
  9. Olympic White w/RW FB - here's mine.:D
  10. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
    Yes, it's true. In fact it is mandatory.:D:rolleyes:
  11. neuromancer


    Apr 28, 2005
    CT, USA
    Yeah, by now I'm sure quite a few people feel that the 3TS or any variation of it's been done to death. Me, I'm still a sucker for them. Imo they're pretty much timeless.
  12. Arsenal_Fierce


    May 28, 2008
    I'm quite partial to the blizzard pearl myself. I almost picked up a p-bass special in that color, until I found a great deal on a black one.

    It also sounds like you're not totally sold on the idea of the sunburst, while you're already envisioning how you'd customize the blizzard pearl. I think that's an indication.
  13. godsey


    Mar 26, 2007
    East Tn.
    I got black with maple board.the maple has alot of figure to it,pics soon
  14. musicelectronix


    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    I don't :) Not that I don't like it, but IMO today's MIA Fenders do not qualify for a perfect burst finish and the ones they do is a little out of my price range. It's a really good look if it's done right. Again, IMO :D
  15. gmstudio99


    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Personally, I hate sunburst.

    I'd go for the pearl...or the charcoal frost.
  16. Burnz


    Jan 26, 2008
    I prefer natural wood finishes but since that was not an option I went with the sunburst.

    It's true that the burst is pretty common but how many other bass players are going to be on stage with you?

    Either way, it's a killer bass.
  17. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    Buy the one you like better and you can see yourself playing.

    **** what other people think of it.

    They aren't the ones shelling out 1200 big ones to buy your bass. ;)
  18. 3toes


    Aug 30, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    Bring back the pukeburst!
  19. True. That's "the" color combination. My only problem is I prefer the feel/playability of rosewood boards.
  20. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Well, when I went out looking around at the new Precisions, the last thing I wanted was another Sunburst bass. I already had 3.

    The thing was, out of the bunch of new P basses that I tried out over the course of about 4 months,.. the one that was the best of the bunch... the one with a little somthin' extra, happend to be a Sunburst/Tort/Roswood Precison.

    Now, I'm not foolish enough to turn away from an outstanding bass because of it's color.

    That's the one I ended up wtih.

    Had the same thing happen nearly 20 years ago with my Telecaster guitar. The store had at least 10 maybe more of them, and the one color I didn't want was black. The best one in the store, by a wide margin, was the black one. Still own it today, and is my "go to" guitar.

    I'd suggest forgetting all about color/wood combo's, and go play as many as you can get your hands on. Take the one that really does it for you home, regardless of what color it is. :)