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Is blue flower cool ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Apr 12, 2006.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    What say you ? I think with a pick up and bridge cover it has alot of potential.

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  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    No, it is not cool. Maybe for a chick bassist...but no, it is not cool.
  3. mark beem

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

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I like the paisley basses better...

  4. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    I changed my mind. You should get one.
  5. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Haha, that bass is... pure metal! :rolleyes: :D
  6. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    It's a very good bass, especially for the money. I've had one for a couple of years. Forget the covers, the best upgrade is to replace the bridge with a Fender Deluxe (drop in replacement, fits the three screw holes exactly). It also allows stringing through the body as well as the rear of the bridge and more accurate intonation.

    The pickup has a great, punchy edge to it and plenty of bottom. The neck is essentially a fast B neck and the body is contoured and very lightweight. Workmanship is excellent, as is the case with most CIJ Fenders.

    Two thumbs way up.
  7. trog


    Nov 8, 2003
    Honestly, I love them :D
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine

    Yours was butterscotch tho...right;)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Yeah those are cool but this my all time favorite paisley [​IMG][/IMG] This finish just screams for me. :D :bassist:

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I feel secure enough in my Metal side that I can enjoy the trippy vintage thing every now and again. ;)
  11. mark beem

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

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Not really a paisley... That's a fractal design (or looks to be one)...

    Very cool though!!!!
  12. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I like the pink paisley better, but I have a feeling, with a new bridge and a nice pickup (I think SD does a "51 P" replacement), that could be a smokin bass.
  13. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    To any and all variations in this thread, I say "no, it's not cool."

    Unless it's so uncool that it's cool.

    Then it's _really_ cool.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member


    I have a feeling that could be the case with this finish.
  15. Pneuma


    Feb 14, 2004
    Our other bass player (mostly she's the drummer, and occasionally a backing vocalist) has a Pink Paisley.

    It plays pretty well. I don't really care for the tone the pup puts out sometimes. I don't know if it's the pup or the bridge or strings, but the thing gets a kind of "whah" occasionaly. But I will say that the tone knob goes from nothing but bass to some very pinging highs, quite a broad range of sounds.

    It does play well, it's pretty light, and there's something catchy about the finish. I'd own one for the right price... well, probably the flower blue over the PP, but still.

  16. Jimbo


    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    man i'd be all over a bass that had that green paisley-like finish!

    MM, if you want to rock the blue flower, go for it--make it cool :bassist:

  17. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Maybe if it had a real P pickup on there, it would be more appealing.
  18. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Well, maybe if the bridge cover is one of those oversized jazz ones, and if you add a nice big pickguard... A really BIG pickguard... ;) :D

    Actually, I think a paisley-burst that fades to black at the edges might be a sweet look for metal.
  19. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I kind of agree, while it looks kind of cool, the pickup looks as if it's very susceptible to hum. I've also read that the "original" P pickup tends to sound pretty weak.
  20. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Flowers- no
    Pink- no
    Paisley in some colors...could be cool
    And I'm confident in my sexy-ality...just not a fan of pink or flowers.

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