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Dear Fender: How many reds do you need?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dje31, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. So, there's:

    Candy Apple Red (silver undertones)
    Candy Cola Red (gold / brown undertones)
    Fiesta Red (kinda pinky-orangey, depending on angle, lighting, and how it was photographed)
    Mystic Red (spooky name...not sure where it fits)

    I'm sure there are others, past, present, and future, but too lazy to dig any deeper.

    Is all this really necessary?

    I'm still waiting for my personal favorite: Hooker Red. Ain't no doubt...it's RED. It either makes you angry, horny, or hungry...perhaps some combination of some or all.
  2. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Dakota Red. I love Candy Cola Red.

  3. Candy cola is my personal favorite as well.

    What does Mystic equate to?
  4. Dakota red. Candy apple red. Fiesta red. Thats all they really need. Ooops...this isn't 1960. Wish it was when it came to colors. :(
  5. Firestorm Red....
  6. damn it. i was planning on getting a candy cola red one this year. i wanted to buy new as the second hand market here sucks and i like watching them age from my playing. the mystic looks quite in your face red.
  7. Well, red's always been a popular color, look at other brands, when I ordered my car they had 3 reds to choose from and for a car manufacturer that's a lot.

    I guess there's a market for it (created by us - players) or otherwise all those colors would not have been kept in the catalogue. Mind you, large manufacturers often want to limit the color options, it makes logistics a lot easier / faster / cheaper.
  8. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    Not hungry- orange does that. It's part of 'color psychology' and the reason so many restaurants have a lot of orange in their interior.

    Red guitars look great next to Fender amps, IMO. I have a Candy Apple Strat Plus and Tweed Bassman.
  9. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Bring back Daphne Blue.
  10. Don't forget Seminole Red on the new AVRIs.
  11. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Every red bass I've ever owned hasnt worked out for me for one reason or another.

    Love how they look but I doubt I'll ever buy another one.
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    They have tons of reds but only one black, two if you count black sparkle, which I don't since I never see them.
  13. I've always wondered why they don't have a beige. Seems like it's a popular (though boring) color in clothes and house paint.
  14. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Dakota red is teh bestus
  15. osuok88

    osuok88 Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX - USA
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I used to own a '97 American Deluxe Jazz V in Red Burst. It had an Ash body. The grain showed through in the middle and the edges were more metallic flake red. It doesn't show well in the pic below (a 4 string version) but that's the finish.

    Here's the thing. Why are there some many red Corvettes? They sell. It's really that simple. I have read posts for years here of people saying "Why don't they make a bass that's somewhere between Salmon and Shell Pink? Fender is dumb!" It's because that color wouldn't sell. Pure and simple. Red sells.

    And your last sentence is classic. Love it.

    Attached Files:

  17. The color chart lists 17 blacks.
  18. Don't forget the Trans-red used on the Squier VM Jag
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Only two actual blacks (just found Montego Black). The rest are either specialty jobs like paisleys and sparkle and the rest aren't really black.

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