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Black basses...yay or nay?/Show'em!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stubbs, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. stubbs


    Jun 30, 2004
    Hey all, well i've got a case of g.a.s. that won't go away, and I need help making my decision. I have 2 choices...get a black TRB1006 now, or a natural 1006 or 6II over the summer. I see black bases as being formal and fitting for some styles, but kinda boring. Natural is more my style,and works well with all, but summer is a long way away. So...black now or natural and wait? :bag:
  2. Wait a get a transparent black bass.

    Those rule everything.
  3. +1
  4. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I like Akito's new Marchlewski SC4:

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  5. stubbs


    Jun 30, 2004
    The black 1006 is transparent black, with a real quilted maple pattern underneath. bah, i really think black is not my thing, i'll probably wait for natural 6II :meh:
  6. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    I have a black bass. Too hard to keep clean....Get a natural finish one!
  7. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Black looks great when it's clean, but it's never clean. Covered with fingerprints black looks like butt.

    Transparent black OTOH is goregeous. (see my avatar)
  8. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Black basses. :cool:

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  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
  10. Definitely black basses. None more black...you even have to ask? :bassist:
  11. I think everyone should have one black bass, but only one.

    Black does look elegant, and has that mysterious air about it, but more than one can be monotonous.

    Sunburst is where it's at. ;)

  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Bah. Black is all you ever need. Black is the lifesource of all asthetics.

    Well, black and mauve, but that's neither here nor there.
  13. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I got my black bass, where's yours? (j/k) :D

  14. cosmodrome

    cosmodrome Registered User

    Apr 30, 2004
    ****town, Netherlands
    black basses were louder weren't they?
  15. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    They sound better, too. I can prove it. Black absorbs all the unwanted frequencies, rather than reflect them out to the audience like those creepy white basses.


  16. PLus black offers the best opportunity to trip over your bass when you leave it on the guitar stand and rush to answer the phone in a dark room.

    This just doesn't happen with mauve. :p

    Mike :D

    And yes, black basses are louder! :D
  17. The bass on the left is a lefty version of my Stingray.

    You have good taste, danomite64! :cool:

    Mike ;)
  18. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    YAY! All your black bass are belong to us!
  19. it just so happens my favorite finish on a bass ever is the one on mine :) walnut satin...i'll post pictures soon.
  20. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    If you have a bad case of GAS and you haven't purchased the black bass yet, then you must not like it that much. Wait and get the natural one.