Jazz bass color

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by butterfingers1, Oct 6, 2022.

  1. Black

    86 vote(s)
  2. Black and white

    49 vote(s)
  3. Antique Sunburst

    79 vote(s)
  1. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    Normally I hate bursts but that one is rather nice.
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  2. John Webb

    John Webb Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Burst is beautiful....
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  3. You need to have more confidence in your decision making. Which one do you like best?
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  4. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    I just picked up a black and maple Japanese Geddy Lee which I'll post a NBD once I finish modifying/fixing it, and I hafta partially agree:


    My personal preference:

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  5. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    That’s not “Antique Sunburst.” It’s “Mistake Sunburst.”

    Black on black with maple for me.
  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    You are picking between three bass3s - three different quality levels and prices, blind, and price is your only deciding factor?
  7. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    I looked at the 40th anniversary Squiers. I change my vote to seafoam. :woot:

    But folks seem to like those 40th basses. Excited to see what ya get!
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  8. butterfingers1


    Apr 22, 2019
    In general I like classic looks, white, black, aged (ivory, parchment, mint green), natural wood (including certain sunbursts).

    My first choice is the black/white Fender Player. I already have a white/mint Player precision (that I had no trouble choosing).

    I included the black Squier Affinity because it’s 1/3 the price and plays and sounds fine. The Player precision is my mainstay.

    The Squier sunburst, part of the new 40th Anniversary series, is oddly intriguing and unusual but unpopular and not much discussed. I describe it as antique, solemn and dignified.
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  9. burgerdj


    Dec 4, 2006
    +1 for black/maple.
  10. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    Your best bet is to play them first because how the play and sound is more important than how they look.
  11. butterfingers1


    Apr 22, 2019
    They all sound similar, they’re pretty much the same bass. The Fender Player might have a barely audible added depth and richness to the tone, and possibly other details that can come to light with time and use. But I’m not a professional, Squiers are excellent instruments, and I already have a Player precision (and a Squier CV 50s single coil p bass, and Epiphone Embassy).
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  13. butterfingers1


    Apr 22, 2019
    The comments definitely lean that way, but the vote is evenly split, with the «ugly» burst leading. Looks like people are ashamed to say so :roflmao:.
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  14. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    No contest, the middle one.
    Makes Fender bursts look boring.
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  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    stripes, stickers, 3 pickups, and 5 strings ... that's how I like my jazz bass

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  16. churchman


    Jul 15, 2010
    That 2 tone sunburst looks pretty evil to me.
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  17. butterfingers1


    Apr 22, 2019
    Won’t be taken lightly coming from you ;).
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  18. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    It's like the painter got word halfway through the job it was to be sunburst. :D

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  19. Cleezmo


    Feb 25, 2015
    not a fan at all of the satin burst.
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  20. alex1fly


    Feb 5, 2008
    If you like all the colors but can't play them in person...

    go with the one that seems like its in the best condition, has the straightest neck, doesn't have a stripped truss rod nut, and weighs less than 9 lbs.
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