Got bored...what color?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by petrus61, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Last night I broke out the ol' heatgun and stripped the very tomato soupy fiesta red from my Classic 50's Precision. View attachment 351531

    While I had her stripped, I figured I'd poll my TB brethren for color suggestions The neck will remain "vintage" tinted and it will sport the same mint green PG it has now. Considering ReRanch nitro but I might get impatient and shoot it with some Home Depot rattlecan color after a good shellacking.
    View attachment 351538

    I still have some sanding to do, but I'm not going for perfection here...just a few thin coats to age and wear back down to wood naturally. It will keep the mint guard, so until further tort!

    I was thinking either Sonic Blue, Seafoam Green, or LPB. Gibson's Pelham Blue has me intrigued as well. Any suggestions?
  2. Pelham Blue
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Go to the auto parts store and get "Mystic" paint - the stuff that changes color depending on the angle of view.
  4. Purple.
  5. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ever see those copper telecasters? Copper, black guard, tinted maple neck....
    Why not on a P-bass?
  6. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    New England
    I used to have a copper with black pickguard Contemporary Series (Japan) Strat. Great color.
  7. Does auto paint adhere well to wood? I've only used nitro. I was also thinking natural satin, but then I'd have to go tort or black guard... trying to go very low budget.
  8. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Rolls Burgundy
  9. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
  10. ericdanger13


    Oct 30, 2012
    Danbury Ct
    I work for an automotive paint company. If you prep the surface right and use a decent primer and clear coat. It will adhere fine.
  11. I'm there now...just seeing if anyone has anything interesting out of left field. Any other good paint suppliers besides ReRanch?
  12. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    You can get decent results with any old spray paint from the big box store, it just takes time and patience.

    F*** all those boring, dull Fender colors. Go crazy... bright yellow, orange, purple, copper... just make it unique, not samey.
  13. wideload


    Apr 15, 2004
    Salinas, CA
    Leave the guard and paint the bass tort??? No??? :)
  14. tort bass, burst pick guard
  15. Matt R.

    Matt R. Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL
    Fiesta red. It looked great as is.;)
  16. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    No color. Maybe stain it a little darker and a very slightly glossy finish.
  17. If it was actually Fiesta Red, I'd agree. Fenders latest incarnation of this color is more like cream of tomato...not my thing. Here she is...mocked up and naked View attachment 351553
  18. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    That's it.
  19. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Blue. No, green. AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!
  20. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    daphne blue?