Burst Finishes and Rosewood Boards - Post Your Favorite Colors!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by IconBasser, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    Hey guys! I'm thinking about refinishing my MTD ZX5. I bought it used, and love the tone and feel of it, but the trans black finish has always been boring to me.

    I'm trying to figure out which color combo for a burst finish would look best with the rosewood fretboard.

    So, post some pictures of your favorite burst-finished basses that have rosewood fretboards :)
     
  2. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I believe pau ferro is in the rosewood family. If I'm incorrect, it is similar in color. My Dingwall Super J in "Colaburst":

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  3. chaak

    chaak

    Apr 25, 2013
    now here
    Pau Ferro might share many tonal attributes with Rosewood but it usually has a slightly lighter colour.
     
  4. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    ehhhh for the purposes of this thread, it's close enough
     
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  5. Antisyzygy

    Antisyzygy

    Dec 8, 2014
    Washington
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  6. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    Iowa
    They're both all over the place color wise. The pau ferro board I own is about the same color as several of my rosewood boards, darker than one of them.
     
  7. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
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    a dark redburst looks kinda nice :)
     
  8. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Personally, I feel Cherryburst looks just fine with rosewood and a black pickguard… ;)

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    …much like I do for the classic, 3-tone Sunburst. :thumbsup:

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  9. jhb138

    jhb138

    Sep 14, 2016
    Massachusetts
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