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Fender Jazz - Colour change to celebrate our imminent arrival

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by skewoz, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. skewoz


    Jun 3, 2014
    On the weekend I come across Black MIM Jazz with RW FB going for dirt cheap, so I decided to purchase it as a project with the plan of a colour change, pick up and bridge covers, upgraded pickups etc....

    My wife and I are expecting the arrival of our first child any day now, so to mark this arrival, I was thinking the sex of the baby could determine the colour.

    At present I am thinking sonic blue for a boy, burgundy mist for a girl....

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    What are your suggestions on colours guys??? Both body and pickguard for boy and girl....
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  2. I would personally do fiesta red for a girl, but that's just because I think it's a cool color.

    Great idea though, and it'll give you a ton of sentimentality for the bass!
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  3. Cmon, man - if you are gonna go pink, GO PINK:


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  4. skewoz


    Jun 3, 2014
    hahaha, point taken... What colour is that? Shell pink?
  5. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
  6. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2008

  7. birthmark


    Apr 12, 2012
    Bucharest, RO
    Surf Green for boy, Plum Crazy for girl :D
    / plain white or pearl white pickguard on SG, black pickguard for PC.
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  8. 77stingray


    Oct 6, 2010
    Yeah I tend to like that "Mary Kay" Pink too...
  9. Brelic


    Jun 26, 2011
    East Coast, Canada
    Real men wear pink now. So I would go pink for the boy and sunburst orange for the girl.
  10. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I think your ideas are dated. Applying colours to genders.... so 20th century. ;)

    I'd go with shoreline gold. Period.
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  11. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    According to the website "Gender Specific Colors," it would seem that
    assigning color to gender is mostly a 20th century trait. It would
    also seem that at one time, the color associations were reversed when
    color first came into use as a gender identifier.

    In fact, this reversal of what we consider "normal" was considered
    conventional, even in the early 20th century.

    "At one point pink was considered more of a boy's color, (as a watered-down red, which is a fierce color) and blue was more for girls. The associate of pink with bold, dramatic red clearly affected its use for boys. An American newspaper in 1914 advised mothers, "If you like the color note on the little one's garments, use pink for the
    boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention."
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  12. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    Just my two cents here.. red was the color of boys (war, blood, etc.) and blue was the color of girls (the sky, God, spirituality, etc.) until the romantic age in middle-ages. Red became pink (sort of a "politically correct" red at the time I may say, because of the romantic love, correct me if I'm wrong) so.. I am hearing that blue became for boys and pink became for girls in the beginning of 19th century because of romantic views of romantic times. Do you have info about that?
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  13. KingKrabb


    May 9, 2014
    Puerto Rico
    ... If you don't end up getting that Burgundy Mist one, lemme know so I can snatch it. XD

    Seriously, though. I know that whatever you end up getting, it will be filled with a lot of heart. Best wishes!

    EDIT: Because now I realize you're gonna actually PAINT the bass. lol.

    ...I still want a burgundy mist J, though. lol
  14. skewoz


    Jun 3, 2014
    I am a fan of shoreline gold... would certainly turn heads

    Haha. Ive never seen this colour in the flesh. Bet it looks the biz
  15. CoR Bass

    CoR Bass

    Apr 2, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Basses, Ashdown Amplifiers, Morley Pedals
    Congrats! I like the burgundy.
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  16. Malak the Mad

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

    Why not go with the color of your newborn's eyes for the body and hair for the pickguard?
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  17. Red Four

    Red Four

    Apr 4, 2011
    If you don't know the gender, could that mean you're taking a fairly natural course with the birth? I say, go with a natural finish to symbolize supporting the inherent nature of the child, whoever they turn out to be. No need to cover up what they really are - let the whole world see it!

    And, as the photos you posted clearly show, Fender basses are a lot cooler with their original covers on. :) http://nocirc.org/
  18. kbakerde

    kbakerde Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I agree with a Sonic Blue or Daphne Blue for a boy on a Jazz.

    I'd do a Shell Pink or Fiesta Red for a girl, but probably the Shell Pink. It's a pretty slamming color.
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  19. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Congrats on the imminent arrival of your first child.

    You must be one of the last remaining couples that didn't know the baby's sex before birth.

    Now that's old school!
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  20. Turkeypills


    Nov 8, 2012
    St. Louis

    For this reason the bass will NEED flats.
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