Hi all I am collecting some basic information on the various finishes to bass guitars. If you prefer a painted finish then please state preferred colour and why. There are many colours, some single colour, some mixed colour, some are shades etc. If you prefer a natural finish then please state type of finish and why. There are many ways to finish a natural bass, some like a dark finish some like a light finish, some like combination finishes going from dark to light or light to dark. Some like different finishes to different aspects of the bass, especially if bindings or inlays are used. Please pass the link to this thread around as the more information on what players want or desire the better. Thanks F. If either preference comes with a prefered scratch plate colour and hardware please state, and of course is the finish on either a gloss or matt.