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Favorite (not so common) Body Color?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Plucky The Bassist, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I could make a poll, but there are soooo many different colors out there that I feel making this a "share your bass color" thread would be more productive.

    So there are some colors that we just associate with certain basses because they are tradermark or commonly seen colors. 3TS, Black, red, and bare wood are some common colors we see on bass bodies. Anybody have a soft spot for a color that you can't find a used bass in? I wasn't sure if I would dig the exact shade of Daphne Blue for my P-bass, but I absolutely love it. It's a gorgeous, eye-catching bass and everyone that sees it remarks on how beautiful it is. For a P-bass, I'm assuming blue was a more common color back in the 50's and 60's, but not so much today. I'm looking for deals to do a Frankenstein Jazz (I know I know...) so you can imagine a Daphne Blue or Sonic Blue jazz isn't exactly a common shade to come across. I feel like blue has really won my heart when it comes to basses...I'd even love a blue Rickenbacker.

    So how about you dudes and dudettes? Doesn't have to be a solid color, but the more unique the better!! Here's my Daphne:

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  2. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Well, it's not all that uncommon, but I couldn't find one from my fav bass company in Burgundy Mist with a matching headstock, so I made my own.

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  3. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Sounds like a wine to me, so I'd say it classifies as uncommon ;)

    Any pics of it?
  4. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Sure, I'll post one as soon as photobucket comes back from a maintenance break.
  5. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    My custom basses in Burgundy Mist and Sage Green Metallic.

    image. image.
  6. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
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  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I like basses the color of Easter eggs.

    Hersheys egg basses LARGE.
  8. aaronious

    aaronious Supporting Member

    May 23, 2011
    Denver CO
    Burnt. I mean literally burnt. IMG_20151230_180533770.
  9. organworthyplayer337

    organworthyplayer337 Professional Hack

    Oct 28, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
    Does trans-blonde count?
  10. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Shell Pink
    Love that Sage Green Metallic above...
    That Tangerine Pearl (I think) that EBMM had....
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  11. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    I don't know why because I've actually never seen one in person but I really like the Antigua color scheme, especially with a maple fingerboard.

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  12. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    image. image. Blue!
  13. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    NJ or Pa
  14. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Dude these are some sick colors, some I didn't know made it to an instrument!! :)
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  15. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    My kid wants to sell my kidney for this thing
  16. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Mesa Engineering! Warwick-G&L-Source Audio Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Bass boat (big flakes) metal flake orange.
    I'm doing a Billy Bo build that has stalled due to weather and inadequate indoor space to finish it. 20150807_082155.

    Like this:
  17. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    NJ or Pa
    Hey, I once owned a pink '57 Cadillac.
    Yeah, I was young and sold it.
    Now, I'd be lucky to find another for three times the price.
  18. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    That sure is a sweet p, plucky! Burgundy mist and tort are a favorite combination for me... (Matsumoko Squire medium-scale)

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  19. Two thoughts. Mocha. I am a big fan of those 1970s Fender basses in an aged Mocha finish. Also I like Charcoal Metallic Frost.
  20. Teacher


    May 3, 2012
    I could never pick from among transparent colors, but for paint, definitely Fender's CandyCola. ♡♡♡