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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jackson E, Jul 1, 2008.
If so kindly post pictures, I'm thinking of having one built.
Check out a Stealth Bongo.
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Anyone else? I'm about to let the builder talk me out of it, he thinks it looks like crap. I just thought flat black and a maple board would look rad.
someone on here had a flat black Squier Active 5 that was modded to all heck and it looks sweet.
I have an old ibanez btb200 thats flat black and I love it, in fact, if i were makin a custom bass, I'd go for a matte black finish cuz im too lazy to deal with fingerprints. Sorry bout the stage pic, I actually dont have any of just my bass.
i have an upright with a flat BACK!... but that probably doesnt help
haha you look like 500ft tall in that pic... Cool picture..
My SUB is flat black. The finish is weird though so it looks odd.
Are you sure you're not interested in Satin Black?? There is a difference. Satin has a very slight sheen while Flat has no sheen at all. You may want to go to your local hardware store and take a look at a couple samples. I've seen a lot of Satin black basses and they look great, but I can't say I've ever seen Flat black. That maybe the reason your luthier is steering you away from that choice. The two of you maybe talking about to different sheen's.
Flat black shows more fingerprints than a satin finish. Think satin.
Someone here has a matte black Warmoth with an unlined fretless mpale neck I think. I don't have a copy but I can tell you it's pretty lovely. I suggest searching through the Warmoth threads if you want to find it.
you play without the chord going up through the strap? dont you ever pull out the chord by accident?!
christian mcbride's pensa suhr is flat black, anyone got a picture?
the epiphone goth thunderbirds have a flat black finish, works well with the shiny pickguard imo, some good flat black stuff to give you some ideas
Check out a black Fender Highway 1...
What I wouldn't do see this in real life.
Ibanez GWB35 - sold a while back -
Here are mine:
Manne Piccolo Bass
and apologies for the guitar, but it's a cool matt black finish
Andreas Black Shark
The reason your luthier is trying to talk you out of it is because is much more difficult to do than a shiny finish. There's three ways I know of of doing it. The Andreas and the MM Subs use a slightly textured black coating. The Manne is made of a wood with very little grain definition and then been stained black - if you catch the light just right you can just see the grain. The Gus is done with a spray-on matt black. This way gives for me the best finish because it's completely smooth and matt black. However it's very difficult to do because any spraying imperfections can't be polished out as they go glossy so it relies on the sprayer being able to put down a perfect coat of colour. Also with time and playing areas will polish up to a semi-gloss.
Good luck with your project and if you still decide you want matt black stick with it!
Gotta love a no maintenance body, eh??
My Ibanez EDB405 is transparent black.