Hmmm… which Olympic White looks better?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 70spbase, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. 1974

    13 vote(s)
  2. 1965

    11 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 70spbase

    70spbase Fender/Ampeg for over 30 years!Portaflex #449 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Las Vegas
    It’s really a personal preference. Just curious what everybody thinks of Olympic whites when it ages to the 70s creamy or when it is a mid 60s and it yellows much more? Shown are samples from my collection my ‘74 and ‘65 ‘ 4797879B-F5A1-4CF9-AEB6-14B61AD3A99A.jpeg FDB5744A-1E0B-4E66-B426-6C3E95C6AF3C.jpeg Thinking about getting rid of one of them.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2021
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  2. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    Wow that second yellower one all day long
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  3. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    2, how much more yellow could it be? The answer a none, None More Yellow.
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  4. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    I don't know if it's the fact that it's unblemished but I prefer the first one.
  5. Honestly: not thrilled with either.
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  6. Of the two, I like the first one better. But that may be more about the maple neck than anything.
  7. Grinderman


    Dec 21, 2013
    Los Angeles
    I know which one I'd keep but I don't see how that's relevant, TBH.
  8. I’d keep the ‘65 if it were my decision, assuming both play and sound good, in part because it looks better to me with the rosewood and tort but it also has more collector value.
  9. I quite like that yellow fellow.
  10. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I prefer color of the '74 body, but I think it wants a rosewood fingerboard and brown tort pickguard.