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Experimental paint scheme

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BobWestbrook, May 5, 2010.


  1. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    Tomorrow I'm going to repaint a bass body with this paint scheme:

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    What do you think?
     
  2. mkrtu9

    mkrtu9

    Mar 2, 2006
    Tuscola
    don't really care for it, but is this a SR505?
     
  3. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    It is a quasi-SR505 clone.
     
  4. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    It was the first "sample bass" from my prospective Chinese manufacturer, which I rejected as unsatisfactory because of poor pickups and pups, and flawed finish. So I'm having some fun with it.
     
  5. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    Revised to two color red/black, as seen above.
     
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Wish I could have seen the first design. The new one wouldn't be my first choice, but as you say you're just having fun so I say go for it.
     
  7. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    I've done two coats of the black now - here are other possibilities for the 2nd color other than cherry red:

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  8. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    Personally, I'd split it 50/50 in line with the neck line rather than across the body. Could also be interesting to make it more subtle purple/purple, etc with one being subtly darker than the other. Or could fade the entire body from one to the other of the similar tonal colors.

    The harsh edge just seems abrupt running across on such a curvy instrument to me.
     
  9. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    I like it, its different, I would go for it.
     
  10. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
    I'm not a huge fan of the two-tone...but out of those choices, I like the brown/black
     
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    It's half full.
     
  12. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    Yes, but I've heard that half full basses have fuller tone. :D
     
  13. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Dunno does it suit the completly without angles body shape, but its a pretty cool idea, reminds me of the old Aria ZZB's, I like the black/pink combo.
     
  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I think all the colors are cool.
     
  15. They remind me of Necco wafers! I can almost taste the chalk in my mouth as I look at them!
     
  16. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    Well, you have to imagine what they will look like shiny and glossy.
     
  17. mulchor

    mulchor

    Apr 21, 2010
    St Pete, FL
    It's different, and from the sound of it, anything done well will be an improvement.

    I like the teal and black. Creme de menthe chocolate chippe
     
  18. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    More like this:

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  19. Bro222

    Bro222

    Feb 17, 2009
    Each to their own, but using an angled division, as opposed to horizontal would make a huge difference to me.

    Color is a secondary consideration in my opinion.
     

  20. I would say that color, but mainly because it's my favorite color.
     

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