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Is there such a thing as too much black?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rocinante_x1, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    I find it weird that I love all kinds of finishes on basses yet the color of every last one of my basses is black. Same goes with guitars but all my guitars are white. This is by pure accident but it's not a bad thing I don't think.
    Is there such a thing as overkill on having black instruments?
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  2. bassstrangler


    Mar 2, 2015
    No, not at all. I've got 4 black basses. Looks like you're rocking the Bee Mountain graphics amalgamation stickers too.
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  3. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Nice collection of basses! But, yeah; that's too much black. Have you ever considered Sunburst?!?! :D

    Sunburst and Maple wRW.

    edited: (I have a black bass in the works, by the way, just don't have all the parts together yet:))
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016
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  4. bassstrangler


    Mar 2, 2015
    I modified a Squier VM 77 to look exactly like your Geddy. $1200 difference in price but it looks almost the same! Nice collection my friend. I have the 3 TSB MIM Geddy with a red Pearloid guard. All of them with the amalgamation stickers. I'm eventually going to try the engraved look with an inexpensive pickguard, in case I screw it up I won't be out too much cash.
  5. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Ummm, too much is a relative term, but diversity is a good thing:



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  6. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Matte black is my favorite black.
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  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    No such thing as too much black.
    However, it is not by accident that you've chosen all black basses or all white guitars.
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  8. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    You may be right. I could just have an affinity for black and white.
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  9. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    That's a lot of blue.
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  10. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    I love burst. I've owned a few actually. I've owned quite a few different colors. It just happens that my collection as it stands now is all black.
  11. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    image. I love jetglo so no! I would get another one too if my band went pro.
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  12. geowis

    geowis Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    Hopewell, NJ
    What's the one on the far left with the tele neck?
  13. I actually only have one black bass. And I might eventually refinish it white. The others are blue sunburst, brown burst, and purple.
  14. WhtMtnGrv

    WhtMtnGrv Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    I didn't see any Squiers in that picture... :wacky:
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  15. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    I have 7 black basses...

    A black bass is like having a good suit...goes with anything.
  16. I saw Clapton on the toob last night. He had what was either very dark gray or black, metallic, semi-gloss.
    No it wasn't a bass, and yes it was Clapton, but I sure liked that finish.
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  17. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    I personally believe the color of the instrument plays a part in your buying decision, even if it doesn't seem to, and there's nothing wrong with gravitating to particular color schemes...its part of your individual identity.
  18. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Is it possible to have too much black?

    I don't know, but you can get to the point where there is "none more black":

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  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Is there such a thing as too much black?











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  20. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Digging that blue. Ever wanna sell one of them jazzes let me know. :D

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