Green P Bass Body: Who sells them?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Legattabass, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Legattabass


    Oct 21, 2010
    I have a franken p bass with an awesome old korean squier RW neck, a black MiM body, and a black PG. It's a wonderful bass, but I'm a sucker for cosmetic changes, and black on black is getting old.

    I'd love a green P body. The wood doesn't matter, so long as the finish is intact and the thing won't damage too easily.

    We're talking hunter green or forest green or emerald green, not surf or seafoam. GREEN green. Nature green. Green like this emote. :rolleyes:

    Metallics and stains need not apply.

    Is there a source for such bodies, or is my only option Warmoth?
  2. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Commercial User

    Oct 4, 2008
    Fender stayed away from green, I know they had some back in the 80's and early 90s IIRC. So original and even aftermarket would be hard to track down. Your best bet would be to get one made, either by Warmoth, USAG, etc. or buying an unfinished body and doing it yourself.
  3. the wako kid

    the wako kid Guest

    May 11, 2011
    warmoth or do it yourself.I payed an automotive painter to do british racing green for me.
  4. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Inactive

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    I forgot which recent thread it was, but one guy here did a masterful job on his bass using spray paint! it was a blue bass, as I recall. Looked totally pro.
  5. treekiller


    Mar 4, 2010
    Sand down the body you've got and spray it John Deere green..... then paint the knobs yellow!!! :bag:
  6. iJazz

    iJazz Guest

    Jan 9, 2012
    Sussex, WI
    I'd be all over this if I played in a country band. Cool idea!

  7. If you find any, let us know. I'd love to have one.
  8. gadela

    gadela Guest

    Apr 6, 2012
    why not do it yourself?

    scuff n' spray!

    take a palm sander or some very rough grain steel wool and try to scuff the entire clearcoat off of your current body.

    then you can get a rattle can from home depot in your favorite shade of green.

    i'm doing this to a guitar of mine right now actually. but i'm going neon fluorescent colors :D

    i'm guessing you're looking for this shade of green?

  9. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    I had a transparent green Warwick - we all loved the way it looked! The Green Monster.

    I hope to have another green bass sometime soon.
  10. Legattabass


    Oct 21, 2010
    Thanks for the advice everyone! How durable is a "Rattlecan" finish? Do I have to clearcoat it? Are there restrictions to spraying it in humid weather? How do I handle sanding?


    Are there threads I should be searching for?

    Wako, how much did that cost you? I'd be inclined to let a pro with equipment do it...
  11. Luv2Pla4U


    Feb 18, 2011
    Richmond, VA
  12. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.

    My understanding is that, yes you need to clear coat it. I think three times is the recommended minimum.
  13. Luv2Pla4U


    Feb 18, 2011
    Richmond, VA
  14. Sifl


    May 14, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I did this recently:


    Krylon Emerald Green with two cans of ReRanch clear.

    If you do it yourself, I would highly suggest searching out a lacquer green. Enamel is a pain in the butt! I may do this refinish over and try to find a lacquer green.
  15. Legattabass


    Oct 21, 2010
    More and more I think I should just take a scuffed body to an autobody shop and have them do it... I don't have the space in my apartment for this kinda finishing work! :bag:
  16. Luv2Pla4U


    Feb 18, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    I can understand about limited space. I redid one of my Yamahas inside my house because I have no outside garage or workshop. The wife wasn't happy until it was done but now she's so proud of it you would think she did it herself;)
  17. Legattabass


    Oct 21, 2010
    In a wife's mind, putting up with a nuisance is equal to having made it herself ;)

    Edit: Bless women, including my exes, for putting up with my bass nonsense.
  18. Keep the black body and change pickguards? Here's mine.

    Raman likes this.
  19. Legattabass


    Oct 21, 2010
    ... Where did you get that?

    I don't think I could pull it off but damn. Where?
  20. The pickguard? choppersmusic on ebay. LINK