decided on a tribute, what finish?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thelastofus, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. thelastofus

    thelastofus Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Bakersfield, Ca
    i've decided to go with a tribute l2500. where i live doesn't have many tributes so i am probably going to get one online and haven't had a chance to see their finish jobs up close. what in your opinions are the best/classiest/not-cheap looking finishes and what's the preference on the maple vs. rosewood fretboards. which feels least inexpensive. i have both types of necks for my pbasses but my maples neck is glossy and the thought of a satin one seems nice but sometimes they seem kinda cheesy. if i'm going for a tribute over a g&l i want to get as nice looking of a bass as possible. thanks.
  2. Cherryburst. I don't have a tribute bass but I do have a tribute legacy guitar in the cherryburst with maple board. If you haven't seen one up close, let me tell you it's an amazing looking finish. I have a lakland bass but if I were getting a 2k5, that would be the finish.
  3. thelastofus

    thelastofus Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Bakersfield, Ca
  4. darkside 88

    darkside 88

    Feb 23, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    3 Tone/TobaccoBurst with the Maple fretboard.
  5. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    i second cherryburst/maple.

    or honey/rosewood

    or lake placid blue/maple
  6. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    whoa. you.
  7. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    i like them all except the honey....its just to light for me.

    i really like the regular old sunburt
  8. Dviper


    Aug 24, 2004
    New York, USA
    Hey man...i just bought a brand new Tribute L-2000 in the Tobaco Sunburst color w/ maple neck and it looks sick!

    check it out...

  9. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    something burst, with a rosewood fingerboard. i like rosewood :) .
  10. that tobacco burst is nice, but I still think my natural gloss finish is about as good as it gets

  11. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    I would like to have a Blue Burst with a maple neck.

    Here is my Tribute L-2500

    I'm a little :confused: now is mine Tobaco or is it Sunburst?

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    G&L's BLUEBURST Is really HOT ! :hyper:
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I like the natural with maple.
  14. +1
  15. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Blueburst and a rosewood board :D
  16. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Here's my USA'er, but you get the idea on the burst/maple combo
  17. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I choose this...
    ... although its a L-2500, you get the idea.
  18. Personally? - a blonde or butterscotch blonde - I've seen a couple on here with butterscotch blonde 4's and 5's and (I don't really know why, but) I think they look pretty cool :bassist: :cool: