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Best color ever?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MEKer, Jan 11, 2018.


  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    So whaddaya think over all in a general way?
     
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  2. farace

    farace

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    Color is a weird thing. Sometimes a color that looks great in one application looks terrible elsewhere. An example would be yellow ochre. The color looks stunning on a late-60s/early 70s Alfa Romeo GTV. Same color on a Datsun looks like baby poop. For that matter, the same color on an Alfa Spider doesn't work. So why is it so great on a GTV?

    That being said, my favorite colors tend to be jewel tones, with emerald being high on my list at the moment. My wish bass (that doesn't exist) would be an emeraldglo fretless Ric 4004.
     
  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    White. It hides dings and scratches fairly well, doesn’t show finger prints, matches everything, and looks great under all kinds of stage lighting.
     
  4. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Candy-apple red.
    It looks great on almost any bass, & it absolutely refuses to blend into the background.
    Be seen and be heard!

    IMG_0851.JPG
     
  5. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    eggplant glow for me ( as I mentioned in a Ric post), followed by a Honey-Burst.
     
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  6. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ? Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    Fender's Torino Red is pretty cool imo.
     
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  7. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I was waiting like half a minute for the picture to load....
     
  8. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ? Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    My P Bass is Honey Burst


    0530172024a.
     
  9. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Any picture would have required a rainbow slice of many, many colors on a generic bass, so you could choose. Decided to use the word general to personalize for responders. I remember President Eisenhower asking the same question...oh, somewhere summer of 1954 I think IIRC, when he was trying out a Fender P...and so thought to see what us "moderns" would say.
     
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  10. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Nice bass for sure, but no burst that I can see.

    I was referring to this honey color with the darker burst around it:


    my 1981 SB-40 SN 811498 full front.JPG
     
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  11. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I thought the post was going to be a picture of a bass that you proposed has the best color ever, and asking what does everyone think about it.
     
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  12. InnerBass

    InnerBass The Rallies, Creme Tangerine - "Chart Gun" 4 Hire. Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2014
    Stage Left
    IMG_1772.
     
  13. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    ah..got it!
     
  14. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    sleek!
     
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  15. arbiterusa

    arbiterusa

    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    Depends on the bass. My Steinberger is black, and could be no other color. Painted one of my Corts black and it’s freaking invisible on stage. Hate it. Stripped and refinishing that to copper.
     
  16. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Understand completely. Right on for the copper---post pic when done, please?
     
  17. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ? Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
  18. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I like 'em natural, baby:

    ibanez_sr5bbltdnt6.

    CO_0485NX9018GNBWK5WW_Corvette_db_02.
     
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  19. InnerBass

    InnerBass The Rallies, Creme Tangerine - "Chart Gun" 4 Hire. Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2014
    Stage Left
    Just Freakin Love Her !
     
  20. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006

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