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How did he get the design on his bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pete_Wentz, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Pete_Wentz


    Aug 28, 2008
  2. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Could be painted by hand, or could be creative use of waterslide decals or vinyl.

    I did some different things with waterslides... a lot can be done if you're creative and patient.


    The picture in your link looks like a combo of paint splatters and hand painting though... to me.
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Pocket sized men, eh?
  4. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Looks like airbrush

  5. Pete_Wentz


    Aug 28, 2008
    ur bass is such a beauty
  6. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Thanks, it's always fun the first time I bring it to a practice with a new band, or pull it out at a gig. Response is always "what the hell is THAT?" with the "THAT" being either 'inquisitive excitement' or 'restrained horror'. Then the normal questions of how old is it (basically unplayed), where did you find it (I made it)... followed by 'oh wait... you did that to it on purpose???' (lol, yup). Then usually ending up with 'wow, that really sounds great'.

    Following those pictures I dropped a John East 2-band stacked knob preamp into it, which adds to the Retro/Modern Relic/Artsy visual conundrum the bass has going on.

    Either way it's entertaining. Which was the goal.
  7. Doodaddy


    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    At least we found the reason for his obsession.
  8. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    I doubt that splashing is hand painted. The figure next to the pickup looks to be completely seperate as well. Could easily be stickers/print/transfer or a stencil.
  9. Scionreality


    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio

    So you made your own decals to do that? It looks really good.
  10. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I dunno - you could get a step ladder and some drive way sealer - then do a Jackson Pollock from about 6 feet up ... the step ladder is for keeping your shoes clean .... I'd probably pull the pickup first or at least cover it ...
  11. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I painted this by hand

  12. Wow, it looks really great. Hands up!!!
    I could try something with my white SX as well.
  13. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    is that the dude from MUSE?
  14. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    Although different this kind of stuff is not my flavor. It reminds me of the time in the late 80's early 90's on the South Side of Chicago.

    We gear heads living at home with mommy and daddy bought every Mustang, Camero, TA, and GN off the local dealers lots. Most of them put those ridiculous splash stickers all over those nice rides. Some friends of mine went as far a painting the effects on. Boy did it hurt resale value.
  15. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    What a rad design, it looks like the ink work of Ralph Steadman, though I don't believe it was done by him. Obviously that style of splatter painting has become popular in recent years. (not necessarily on basses, but on clothing etc.)
  16. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    no...never :rollno:
  17. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    why is it, trying to figure out why he looks familar?
  18. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Here's Chris Wolstenholme from MUSE - class act all the way

    MUSE almost always wears collar shirts w/ ties when they perform. They have killer style.

    But I do really like the paintjob on that bass
  19. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    That first bass in the OP, I think the skull/demon wings graphic is just a window-sticker logo from a skateboard company, stuck on top of some hand-splattered paint.
  20. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    Looks like a paint-filled brush got slung two dozen times.

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