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Butternut yellow - what do you think of this color for a bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jul 21, 2012.


  1. Oh, yeah!

    29 vote(s)
    74.4%
  2. Nopity nope nope.

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Butternut yellow:

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    I've always loved this color for a Camaro, but what about for a bass guitar? it's kind of like a vintage white.

    Here's the bass I'd be refinishing:

    100_1238.
     
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I would say : GO FOR IT! :hyper:
     
  3. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    Top pic yes; bottom pic too green.
     
  4. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    gravel
    I like yellow guitars and basses and that is a nice subtle yellow. It would look great!
     
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  5. bootsox

    bootsox

    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    Yes.
     
  6. I love that color.....my AV 62 RI is vintage white....at first I was not sure about the color but now I love it.
     

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  7. PlungerModerno

    PlungerModerno

    Apr 12, 2012
    Ireland
    I think your bass is gorgeous as is...

    If it were mine I'd leave it as... But the right colour could be special. The muted yellow can be great!
     
  8. bruce bennett

    bruce bennett Commercial User

    Sep 8, 2009
    Chattanooga TN
    Owner and Luther for Bennett Music Labs
    yeah! its one of the colors we are offering on our new basses.
     
  9. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I think that bass would look great in that colour. Of course, you could finish it in Olympic White nitro and let it fade to "Butternut" naturally, which seems to be happening to my Oly White AVRI 62 Precision not even after a year of owning it. I say go for it.
     
  10. webelo

    webelo

    Jun 7, 2011
    Douglas, MA
    Yeah... but I really think this color pops when you've got a contrasting pick guard to match, al la ShrimpFlea's bass.
     
  11. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Thanks! I had thought about using Reranch nitro colors, but finally let the idea go because of how long it takes the nitro to cure. Then I saw one of these:

    ford-00279-1.

    and I remembered how much I like that color. After investigating a bit I found a great site that sells auto touch up paint and I can get that green easily.

    Now I'm debating about going with the butternut color because that's another muscle car color I've always liked. I can be finished with the refin in less than a week.
     
  12. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    npj1.

    npj2.
     
  13. what website are you gunna get the paint from? i've been thinking about doing my pbass in something really similar to the green that you posted above.
     
  14. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Automotivetouchup.com
     
  15. Aureus

    Aureus

    Apr 17, 2012
    Europe
    would be cool on a bass with a black pickguard that butternut yellow.
     
  16. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    No pickguard option on this bass, but there's plenty of black with the three pickups.
     
  17. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    I'd go with the yellow (butternut). It has a nice vintage aged white look to it.
     
  18. placedesjardins

    placedesjardins

    May 7, 2012
    Do what you like.
    Pretty much every one has said to do it.
    I'm disgusted by the color. I do not like butternut squash soup either. Totally disgusted.
     
  19. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    What about the green? Are you not a big fan of split pea soup, either? :D
     

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