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Color opinions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LennyPenny, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Sonic blue + brown tortoise or dark brown wood

    10 vote(s)
  2. White + brown tortoise or dark brown wood

    18 vote(s)
  3. Sonic blue + white pearloid

    23 vote(s)
  4. Natural, no pickguard

    32 vote(s)
  5. Natural + dark brown wood

    15 vote(s)
  6. Other, feel free to post

    27 vote(s)
  1. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    Hi all,

    I've been thinking a lot about color combinations for my next bass and just wanted to know what you think of these. Most likely it's going to have an ash top with matte finish where you can see/feel the grain, so I'm leaning heavily towards sonic blue + brown wooden guard to match the grain of the body wood.

    FYI It's not a case of "I can't decide and want you to choose for me".
  2. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    But it's gonna be your bass, so I'll try to be of any help

    Among yours, I'd say "natural with brownie tortoise pickguard".

    I didn't suggest other finishing for they wouldn't be matte but glossy!

    If only I could keep glossy finish (either solid body or seethru) I'd say "sonic blue with reddie tortoiseshell pickguard" or "olympic white with brownie tortoiseshell pickguard"

  3. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    What body shape? I know it sounds silly, but it matters.
  4. Alex1984


    Jan 16, 2010
    Can't go wrong with White + Tort + Rosewood. Add a matching headstock + block and bound neck and you'd have my favourite combo ever!
  5. phillybass101


    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    I like all natural, but black and maple is where it's at Mane!!!!!
  6. Voted natural no pick guard
  7. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    feeling the lustery aluminum pg on the white basses for some reason
  8. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Sonic with pearloid!

  9. patplaysbass

    patplaysbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 7, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Soon-to-be-ex Musician's Friend/Guitar Center Employee
    Here's my Daphne blue/white pearloid!

  10. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    Maruszczyk Jake (Precision). However, I'm still considering the Elwood (Jazz) shape. I like Jazz bodies a lot esthetically, but I find that the lower 'hip' is in the way when sitting down in a couch or on a bed. Also, my first bass was a Squier VM P, sold it because I couldn't live with not having a B (and C) string anymore.

    Sorry to disappoint you both, but it's not going to be rosewood, probably plum. The goal is to have a European bass (to the biggest extent possible): European woods, Delano pickups, Schaller tuners (probably),... Since most conventional fretboards aren't native to Europe, and I don't like maple board, I have to look for an alternatives.
  11. bigalbass


    Dec 12, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    GAS'in for an AVRI 57 P Bass right now. Those are white with a tort guard.
  12. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Buttercream + tort = perfection
  13. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    The 57s have the anodized aluminum gold guards, not tort.
  14. Flabass


    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg

  15. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    I have to say, butterscotch with black guard (like on a lot of teles) does look great!

    Can't see the pic, don't know if it's just me.
  16. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Vintage white with white guard. (See the Mike Dirnt Precision).
  17. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    Fiesta red with anodized gold alu guard (like the Road Worn 50s) is pretty sweet as well. Gonna be a tough decision-making process, that's for sure...

    EDIT: in case some of you were wondering, I like light blue (daphen, sonic,...) with brown guard but I prefer a more even-colored guard, hence the wood option.
  18. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    One smooth looking bass if I ever saw one, but a bit too bland for my taste. I'd like a more popping, contrasting combination. I know that, by that logic, natural is pretty bland as well, but there you've got the grain which makes it look interesting.
  19. Flabass


    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    It's my avatar.
  20. indiemojoe


    May 12, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I am a sucker for brown burst/brown tort. If you are going solid I love a good olympic white/mint/RW.

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