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Deathstroke Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drivenmore, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. So I was stopping in at a local pawn shop and came across a wonderful-playing 5 string Dean Sledgehammer for $230. Figured "what the hell?" And picked her up. On the way home, I started thinking "what I can I do to really make this a fun bass?" That's when I decided to give her a new paint job. I've recently become a comic book nut again after many years, so thought I'd try something to bring my two hobbies together :) ImageUploadedByTalkBass1375230672.076782. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1375230682.889154.
  2. MMatFoCBass


    Feb 21, 2012
    Dat Paint job!

  3. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Nice touch with the truss rod cover. What's next? A Robin-themed short scale? :D
  4. cjmodulus


    Jul 15, 2010
    Nice! Excellent choice of character to base it off of too- deathstroke the terminator is a boss!
  5. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    Don't tell the Teen Titans.
  6. My project is getting ready for some a**-kicking.

    Bring it on, Deathstroke.

    - Nightwing

  7. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Nice. I know nothing about Deathstroke (though it sounds like the nickname of a really terrible golf player), but that does look like a really fun bass.

    How'd you do the colors on the fingerboard? And the huge sparkles in the middle of the body?
  8. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    I wholeheartedly approve.

  9. Thanks for the compliments :). I essentially used a blue and an orange spray paint over the whole bass, then covered it all with multiple layers of polyurethane, including the neck.

    The shiny middle part is actually a sequined fabric that I bought for use in my Deathstroke costume for Comic Con.

    Geek alert. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1375269235.721838.
  10. This thread has finally given me the push I needed to get started on my Nightwing bass.


  11. Doodaddy


    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    Not super sure what I'm looking at here, but I am confident it is mega cool.
  12. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    You painted the fretbaord to I see. How well is that goiung to hold up before worn thru several places? Any effect on sound? The time I tried a epoxied rosewood board bass I felt it had robbed the bass of woodier tone rosewood is known for.
  13. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    well its no deadpool, but its still pretty rad!
  14. Well, I'm making the decals sometime next week (heading to Quebec for a little vacation). I just made up some paper outlines to get the idea of what it would look like, and to figure out where to place the decals.

    The scotch tape isn't staying. ;)
  15. Go Nightwing bass! :)

    As for the neck, I continue to poly it and will do so continually, so I don't expect too many problems (considering this also won't be my workhorse bass). As the neck and fingerboard are maple, I'm not hearing any real negative sound changes when I play.