Chrome or Black?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassMan257, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Chrome

    24 vote(s)
  2. Black

    38 vote(s)
  1. I just want to know which you would prefer on this body... Im not painting it, or staining it...


    I was planning on going with black, but now im having second thoughts... just tell me what you think
  2. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA

    Yep, tough decision all right.

    I think Gold.

    (Sorry, I really couldn't choose between chrome or black!)


  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Black :) Black always works for me against a natural , dark wood finish.
  4. i agree
  5. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    +1. Doesn't distract from admiring the wood
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    So we have 3 black voters here, why are all the chrome voters in hiding?
  7. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    New Orleans, LA

    nothing says "look my bass in more pimp than you" like chrome does

    for me black just looks kinda cheap and dull

    just my .02


    keep on funkin
  8. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    I agree,

    Gold is definitely it.



    (Trying to drum up some support.)
  9. Eland


    Mar 4, 2004
    Actually I think gold. - Otherwise black
  10. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    +100. Gold always looks tacky, and Chrome looks tacky and cheap on a wood finish, IMO.

    Chrome for color finishes, Black for natural.

    Black goes well especially with darker woods. Black hardware + Cocobolo top = :eek:
  11. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni

    May 10, 2005
    Builder: ThorBass
  12. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I like the gold.
  13. I vote for wood. Honestly I think Black only looks good on lightly colored woods like Ash or Maple. Chrome really doesn't do it at all for me. Gold looks the best for metal knobs. However I think wood knobs (made from the same wood as your center stripe) would really look the best..

    ..But seeing as I'm likely to be by myself in this thinking..


  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    gold or black, chrome seems totally out of place there.
  15. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Call me cheap, but I like chrome. There aren't that many natural finish basses out there with chrome, but I think it looks good. I like the contrast it creates.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I saw those on ebay pretty cool , are you going to finish the bass ?