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Anyone has any problems playing a purple bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Airsick Pilot, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Just wondering because Purple basses are getting more stick than Pink ones it seems.

  2. uhm.. i don't think color really matters how a bass plays... :confused:

    I guess it's just not people's favourite color... ;)
  3. TRU


    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe
    Well not really, unless you have a problem playing it in front of people. :) I wouldn't want to be seen playing a pink or purple bass. Ok, a pink Jaydee might go if I played in a Level42 tribute band...
  4. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Buy me the 10th Anniversary Billy Sheehan Attitude in Purple and see how long I play it. Your question will be answered.
  5. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Purple is not my thing... But if I liked it enough to buy it, I wouldn't worry about what others thought of it. The question would be, does it provide the music and image that I want to create?

    If the answer is "yes", then there is no issue.
  6. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    I have a purple p-bass.

    I think Fender calls it blue something though.

    It's weird 'cause it was blue when I saw it hanging on the store wall, but it's definately purple.

    Must have been the flourescent lights in the store. :confused:
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I once saw a trans purple Pedulla Rapture with maple, and it was mouthwatering! No problems with purple here, although I think it looks much better as a trans finish than as a solid.
  8. Skavenger


    May 26, 2002
    Yeah,that guy with the fanned frets bass has it in purple finish
  9. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Not at all....
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I used to have a purple Vigier with a black pickguard, and no one ever gave the grief about.
  11. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    You mean this one?


    Now I have a natural one. And the purple one is on the way out, not because I don't like purple, but because the new six does everything the 5 does and more.

    I agree trans purple looks better than solid purple, IMO.

  12. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
  13. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Purple basses are the shiznit and that's the bizzy fo' shizzy, dawg!
  14. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Thats Purple?
  15. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Yup, purpleheart.
  16. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    There was a beautiful (looking sounding and playing) trans purple over quilt maple Spector USA(?) 5 string bass at the local Mars before it closed down.

    I would have played that any day!

  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    I used to have a purple Sadowsky modern 5 with a AAA quilted top. Looked and played awesome. Actually, I kinda miss it

  18. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Oh! Silly me.
  19. DUDE GEOFF, that is the coolest looking bass ever, what kind is it??~??
  20. niomosy


    Nov 9, 2002
    Purple isn't my first choice for colors but I wouldn't mind playing one if I had one. I probably wouldn't have one unlesss it were purpleheart, though. At least not until I exhausted the list of nice woods with clear finishes, blue, orange, green and red.

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