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Help me pick colors for G&L build (LB-100)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by g4string, Apr 4, 2014.


  1. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    playing around with the G&L bass configuration…..I discovered vintage white today:D I was pretty much set on ordering a black n' maple bass, but this vintage white thing has me spinning. I've uploaded 6 different configs, which do you like the best

    1 - my original vision, black and maple w/ 3ply black guard
    2 - black and maple w/ 3ply mint guard
    3 - black and maple w/ 3ply cream guard

    4 - my new fav, vintage white and ebony w/ 1ply black guard
    5 - vintage white and ebony w/ 3ply cream guard
    6 - vintage white and ebony w/ 3ply mint guard


    blackw3black_zpsc064500f.

    blackwmint_zps8108807a.

    blackwcream_zps492d2105.

    vintagewhitewblack_zpsbfd16481.

    vintagewhitewcream_zps869fc9b6.

    vintagewhitewmint_zps49a6c72b.
     
  2. I agree with 1 or 4. I'm a sucker for birdseye, but 4 looks sharp!

    I ordered a margarita metallic SB-1 back in December. I'm really getting impatient.
     
  3. mr.mow

    mr.mow

    Feb 11, 2009
    Melbourne
    Endorsing Artist: BBE/G&L Basses
    Their cream guard doesn't look as it does in the pics, check the photos on the G&L site, it's a bit TOO cream for vintage white.

    Their mint also looks nothing like those pics, it's a lot more subtle

    (I had a vintage white LB100 with cream guard... Yech)
     
  4. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    here's vintage white w/ cream (on a SB-2)

    5838-FRONT-700_zps82cf77c9.
     
  5. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    vintage white w/ mint for comparison sake

    LB100_VWHT_RWQS_LTGN_MINT-1200_zps86c0c122.
     
  6. Thebrownarrow

    Thebrownarrow Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2011
    Number 4 all day long.
     
  7. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    I like #3, but with an ebony board in place of the b/e maple.

    My Vint white SB-2 with brown tort guard...

    IMG_0180_zpse04db68c.
     
  8. RedHotFuzz

    RedHotFuzz

    Mar 16, 2014
    Vintage white body for sure. Both the cream and black pick guards look good. I like a maple neck though.
     
  9. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I like the vintage white with either cream or tort guard.

    I'm not a fan of the birdseye board on these types of instruments as it doesn't look traditional (to me).
     
  10. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    North DFW, TX
    I vote for #6 out of those. I assume it will be a #6 neck too. ;)
     
  11. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    #4. Fo' sho.
     
  12. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I like number 4.
     
  13. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Number 5 for me. But I'd also consider a traditional maple board instead of the rosewood or birdseye.
     
  14. RedHotFuzz

    RedHotFuzz

    Mar 16, 2014
    I love that color!!!! Nice pick.
     
  15. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    #6 neck indeed.