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Hardware for white bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chris_AtariDoll, Jan 5, 2004.

Hardware color?

Poll closed Feb 4, 2004.
  1. Silver

    11 vote(s)
  2. Gold

    19 vote(s)
  3. Black

    38 vote(s)
  1. Chris_AtariDoll


    Dec 8, 2001
    I'm currently puting together plans for a new warwick.

    Streamer Stage 1 5 string
    Pearl white gloss finish (body, neck and headstock)
    wenge or ebony board with block pearl inlays
    bassline pups and eq

    all i need to decide on is the hardware colour.

    What do you guy's think, silver, gold or black?

    p.s does anyone know who makes the pearl tuners for yamaha (as featured on the new nathan east model) ?
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I have once seen a band where the basist was playing a white Streamer 6 - if i remember right, it was gold hardware, BUT IT LOOKED VERY BAD! Are you sure you want a white one? For example there is Ocean Blue, that looks very good with Gold; if you leave it natural, then black and chrome will both go well with it; Burgundy red and Gold; Honey violin and black or gold; etc are all nice combinations.
    Just my $0.02
  3. ChildoftheKorn


    May 21, 2003
    white with black hardware
  4. Black!


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
  6. Chris_AtariDoll


    Dec 8, 2001
    i have a natural stage I at the moment... it looks sweet.... im putting together this white bass to use in a funk/disco band... so i want it to look kinda 'pimp'. think bootsy.
  7. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I would have said black but if you're going for 'pimp' effect, I'd tend towards gold instead.

  9. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Black. Argument on the pic below. ;)

  10. Go for the GOLD!! I re-hardwared my white jazz bass last year, bridge,tuners,control plate, jack plate, neck plate, strap locks and string tree, along with gold screws for the tortus shell pickguard and pick-up screws. I think it looks great! I get at least 1 good comment every gig.
    Check out Nathon Easts Yamaha, white with gold, looks sweet!!
  11. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
  12. Gold.
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I agree. I would pick black, but for the pimp effect, it has to be gold.
  14. Chris_AtariDoll


    Dec 8, 2001
    it was nathan's yamaha that gave me the idea... i love how the yamaha looks... i just love how my warwick plays. if only i could get some of the pearl tuners :)
  15. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Gold with Diamond fretboard inlay...1st class mac-daddy action, baby.
  16. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    's all about da bling-bling!!!!!


  17. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    gold is where it's at.
  18. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    BLack or silver.
  19. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    gold hardware, as long as you get a fuzzy purple strap :D
  20. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003