Cool color combos?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lanzy, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Lanzy


    Dec 5, 2014
    Hi, I was just wondering, since i will probably get a new bass soon, what are all of your favorite color combos?

    Pickgaurds, bodies, inlays, maple or rosewood, matching headstocks? Colored pickups?

    Pictures please^^
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Black and maple. All day long.
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  3. zeffbeff


    Dec 14, 2014
    I'm partial to a burst with maple.

    Also-- LPB maple.
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  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Yup. They go well with a BWB guard, tort, or white pearl...
  5. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Me too.
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  6. Lanzy


    Dec 5, 2014
    I'm thinking about getting black, red, or sunburst, mim standard jazz.

    Maple neck

    Pickgaurd colors to look good with any of those?
  7. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1419261219.413785.jpg
    This is my favorite
  8. Lanzy


    Dec 5, 2014
    i keep going back and forth between burst with black guard and maple
    to black and black
    to red and white
    to black and tort

    All maple...

    For a jazz bass
    All combos welcome, I'm open to other colors and combos
  9. cm3ohana

    cm3ohana Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    For the past 30 years, here's my favorite color combos so far.....I'm sure there will be more in my future
    CJazz_Pearl White.JPG Fender MIM Jazz Bass 25.JPG Squier Franken PJ Bass 25.JPG
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  10. Lanzy


    Dec 5, 2014 p bass is white and white, rosewood
  11. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Black is always nice...but I prefer a bit of color.
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  12. lordraptor1


    Dec 8, 2014
    heritage cherry sunburst is where it is at IMHO but that is MY choice (you personally need to get a color scheme that works for you not what someone else says is good), however having said that it is even better if it is on a quilted maple top and matching headstock ;). color of plastic items like pic guards is not really important my epi les paul had cream colored plastic parts and it looks ok to me but black also looks goo ad sell, as far as pups and hardware again personal preference whereas my lp has chrome ( which looks good), I also like the ruthenium (also called cosmo black or black chrome) with heritage cherry sunburst.

  13. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    My banana pudding bass with tort guard and rosewood fingerboard WP_20140425_001.jpg
    And then you know, this. WP_20140714_09_38_57_Pro.jpg WP_20140425_001.jpg
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  14. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Mine depends on the GAS at the time!

    I used to crave black, then came sunburst, then white, the natural. At oresent I am GASing for a Zebrawood finish, with some kind of tint.

    I also really like the look of maple fretboards, but have yet to own one.

    This would sum up my current GAS as far as colors go:


    And also this would work!


    The Sandbergs are out of my price range, but this is what I am currently planning to do:

  15. Shovel


    Jun 4, 2013
    Rosewood fingerboard, white body, nice looking tort guard
    Rosewood fingerboard, white blocks, seafoam body, white binding, white pg
  16. John Freeman

    John Freeman Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    I like vivid and unusual colors, all with matching heads.



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  17. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    For traditional Fenders, some of my faves are:
    Blue (sonic or LPB)/tort/rosewood
    Black/black/maple (not a fan of black/white/black guards, tho)
    Burst/tort/rose or maple
    Red/black/maple (red looks good without a guard)
    Blonde/parchment/maple (classic Tele bass look)
  18. Redrama


    Apr 19, 2013
  19. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central New Jersey
    Maple and black with a tort pickgaurd.

    Looks badass!!!
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  20. marko138


    May 24, 2013
    Perry County PA
    Anything and maple.
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