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Custom bass paint job, rough cost?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Myrriad, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    It'll be on a Fender Jazz, getting a Red/Black sunburst. I know it'll vary between locations, but a rough figure would be nice.
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I just paid $420 to have a P5 body stripped and painted with nitro.
    Southbound Customs did the work.
  3. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    That's not bad for a pro job - considering they're removing what is probably a non-nitro, thick, and tough poly finish - and spraying a bunch of coats of nitro. All pretty tricky work that takes time.

    In short: It's pretty pricey if you get it done properly. I haven't had it done so I can't contribute on pricing :meh:.
  4. bwoodman

    bwoodman Supporting Member

  5. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    I have heard people say you can get a nice solid color finish from a motorcyle shop for $100 to $150.
    Anyone ever tried that?
  6. SBsoundguy


    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
  7. PBnJBassist


    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I've used them exclusively several times already. My advice: wait until a Holiday comes up. They always discount their refinishes during those times considerably. Quality from those guys have been top-notch and I have been nothing but 100% satisfied with them so far. On top of that, yes, their prices are more than affordable.
  8. SBsoundguy


    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Do they charge extra to strip a body before painting?
  9. Zoomie


    Jan 26, 2012
    East Tennessee
    I second Marty Bell. 300.00, but he did not have to strip. It is flawless.

  10. JoZac21


    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Now that is an awesome looking bass! I've always wanted a purple bass...
  11. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    At this price, i would sell your body instead of refinishing it and buy a painted body from warmoth's showcase. You can chose the color and weight you want for approx. 295$, of course this works only if you need a fender type bass body
  12. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    One day I'm gonna get my fortress one refinished. I love everything about that bass lest it's honey violin color. To say I hate that color would be an understatement. Plugged in for future reference.
  13. ericdanger13


    Oct 30, 2012
    Danbury Ct
    Take it to a body shop or hotrod shop. Depending on what color/colors you want. Id say around 3-400 and thats with material. What paint job do you want?
  14. Rather than trust chance to give me a good body, I'd start with a proven perfect plank that I'm going to keep and not waste good paint on what might be a chunk of scrap wood headed for the door.

    Thanks everyone who discussed Guitar Paint Guys!
  15. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
  16. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    They make duct tape in all colors now.
    Just sayin'
  17. PBnJBassist


    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Nope. Every step needed to refinish a guitar (including stripping off the old paint) is done for 1 price. The only thing is that they offer only poly finish, no nitro. Isn't a bad thing unless you're a nitro fan, but for poly lovers, they are a blessing.
  18. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
  19. I miss real Metalflake. That was some great paint. Someone used to build fiberglas unibodies for BSAs and other bikes, and they offered real Metalflake. My late Bro had a blue one. Miles deep, with that flash you only get from the big flakes.