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Lefty players - non-traditional lefty color choice

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rodent, Oct 4, 2008.


  1. Transparent blue

    20 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Honeyburst

    10 vote(s)
    27.8%
  3. Fireburst

    6 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. I prefer Black, White, or Sunburst

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    We all know that righty bassists have an unending assortment of 'standard' color offerings to choose from, and that most lefty basses are sadly limited to a standard color selection of black, white, and Sunburst.

    If you had the opportunity to choose a color that is not a traditional color scheme for lefty basses, and that color was a choice between these three, what would it be?

    NOTE: For this poll, please don't consider these bodies as representative of the manufacturer or style.

    Transparent Blue
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    Honeyburst
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    Fireburst
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    thanks for your thoughts! :cool:

    all the best,

    R
     
  2. envika

    envika

    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    i prefer trans blue myself but if i were a luthier i'd more likely offer honeyburst. or seafoam green, my all-time favorite color for electric instruments. although black basses are awesome too.
     
  3. a_ribbon

    a_ribbon

    Apr 10, 2008
    i voted honeyburst but i second the comment about seafoam green. really any green would do.

    i've seen plenty of blue cheapo lefty basses and they've left me cold.

    rant: i'm not sure why more pseudo-custom basses [meaning warmoth creations and whatnot] allow right handed people to have a bass that glows in the dark and makes coffee but the lefty basses are "white, black, sunburst or natural only kthx"

    is left handed paint really that much more expensive? :confused:

    :p
     
  4. threads are getting more and more rick-diculas by the day round here...

    WHO CARES!
     
  5. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    well I for one care, and it's part of the allowable market research that builders are allowed to conduct in the public forums.

    if you have nothing constructive to contribute, why bother posting?

    to all the leftys who have voted to so far (and those yet to post) - THANKS YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS!!!

    all the best,

    R
     
  6. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    that's it for the lefties here? :confused:

    R
     
  7. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    While that may be true, in this case Rodent builds lefty basses for some of us, making his questions very non-ridiculous.

    I voted blue.
     
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  8. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I've bought a lefty bass that I did not need just because it was in a non-standard color. I would love a sonic blue Jazz with white 'guard.
     
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  9. honey, you have my vote!
     
  10. Baker69

    Baker69

    Mar 24, 2008
    With Fender anyway I'd be happy just to get a Left Hand Jazz Bass in WHITE!!!

    Sounds silly I know, to limit the choice for us Lefties to Sunburst or Black is ridiculous and insulting.
     
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  11. lefthandedmutha

    lefthandedmutha

    Sep 26, 2008
    Michigan
    Count me in as assimilated into the black, white, sunburst and that's all you need category.
    But, if I had to choose from the above colors.
    Gotta be the blue.
     
  12. Lefty Geek

    Lefty Geek

    Feb 13, 2006
    NYC
    I find most guitars/basses that are black with a white pickguard to be very ugly. Not all, primarily Fender style instruments. Jetglo Rickenbackers are sexy.
     
  13. QU!CK

    QU!CK

    Apr 26, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    Transparent Blue gets my vote but the honey was a close 2nd!

    -J
     
  14. phunku

    phunku

    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England
    Definetly the Blue, but all the colours were awesome!!!!

    for tooooooo long do us lefties get crappy colours!!!
     
  15. velalv

    velalv Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Woodbridge, VA
    I would take even white. But I really like a nice transparent blue. Of the non standard ones might I also recommend Candy Apple Red. I am surprised more have not said that.
     
  16. bhunt1

    bhunt1 Vintage Lefty Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Older than dirt ;)
    Rod builds awesome basses for us lefties - and I vote honey burst!
     
  17. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Not hung up on color. Appreciate choices
     
  18. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    Yeah... what he said. And, for the record; much as I like blue, transparent of any color ain't really my thing. Neither is any kind of (eeww) red. Hard to go wrong with 3 tone burst on anything, though...:thumbsup:
     
  19. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    The only thing I can't stand is gold hardware.
    Even then, I dig raw brass
     

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