Cant choose between the two colors

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HalfPlayer, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. HalfPlayer


    Jun 9, 2013
    They are the same exact bass, a Squire VM P bass im just having trouble choosing a color. Which one would you pick? :bassist:


  2. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I like the natural.... white is always cool, but I look a little more yellowed off-white.
  3. If I played a lot of punk rock or derivative styles, the first one. I always thought butterscotch and amber were very country/bluegrass. Bursts and black are versatile, but black is boring. No matter what, tort is king.
  4. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY
    +1 and a tort guard too on white really makes it for me. The blond/black/maple combo is classic and looks great as is!
  5. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    I'd choose the maple one because of the looks and because the body is also made of maple, while the white body is made of Agathis.
  6. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    The natural one
  7. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Is the body wood on thr natural one also made of agathis? I have a frankenbass with a white VM body in which the string tension pulled up the bridge screws. It didnt hold pick guard screws very well either. It is pretty soft stuff. It was an easy fix.with some hardwood dowles and wood glue however, and it is super light. I can play that bass for hours with no fatigue.
  8. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    White one, for sure.
  9. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    Usually I would go with white, bot for some reason the blonde is appealing today.
  10. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Unless this color is off, that looks for all the world like the atrocious "Schoolbus Yellow" that stopped so many MIJ '51RI buys dead in their tracks, including mine.

    Natural's always good, but whatever this is is neither natural nor is it aged blonde.
  11. The white looks great
  12. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    The white looks good but I have played the amber one and I have to say it was stellar, especially in its price range. The amber color in that picture is fairly accurate. The maple board and soft maple (pretty sure it is) gives a great treble that I thought worked well.
  13. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Given a choice, I'd pick the one that either played or sounded better to me no matter what color it was.
  14. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Having seen the natural one in the "flesh", I'd go with the white.

    And I'd stick a tort pickguard on it :)
  15. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Myself I wouldnt pick either. Not a fan of white or yellow. But if had to pick between the two would choose the yellow one.
  16. NightTripper


    Oct 20, 2011
    I like the white much better. But I'd rather get both just so I could put the maple board neck on the white body. :bassist:
  17. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Here is where my OCD comes up. I dislike natural bodies with maple boards when the tints/aging don't match. It makes it look artificial to my eye. If that version had a tinted maple neck and fretboard it would be class.
  18. White with tort, but only if it's RED tort, not brown.

    If nothing else, the Illuminati will approve.

  19. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    I can see why. They're both sweet looking.
  20. While both are nice basses, I'll take natural and maple over white and agathis any day.