NBD! What color is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MoeTown1986, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Dec1975


    Aug 30, 2006
    Cedar Park, TX
    Here's this handy chart of Fender colors.
  2. Beautiful basses!!
  3. Yay!!! Can we all at least agree that it's not Daphne Blue, Sea Foam Green or Antigua? :laugh:
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  4. I really think Candy cola now.
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  5. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    Fenders Chrome Red from a few years back on some of the MIA's. Looks like that chart is incomplete I had a Chrome Red they only did one or two years and very limited Numbers if I remember correctly. But it could also be Candy Cola
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  6. Chango Malo

    Chango Malo

    Apr 8, 2017
    candy cola. And it looks even better on a bass than it does on a strat. One of those colors that just gets better and better as it oxidizes. Almost as good as Fiesta Red...
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  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    CAR is the new black.
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  8. madbass6

    madbass6 Inactive

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
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  9. BigBear77


    Aug 30, 2017
    Is this like that dress?
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  10. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  11. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    I believe traditional candy apple red has a silver metallic undercoat whereas candy cola has a gold metallic undercoat. I had a candy cola strat at one point. Once I got a few dings in it, I could clearly see gold metallic beneath the clear red. I can't tell what the bass is here, but that info may help.
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  12. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Metallic red not Candy...
  13. No Malarky

    No Malarky

    May 27, 2010
    It looks like Covfefe to me.
  14. It’s difficult some times to distinguish similar colors on a screen.
    Each screen is a little different and two of the same pics posted on the internet could look different on different screens.
    This was even worse back in the days of analog computer monitors and TVs. As components age, there could be variations in the balance of the three primary colors, as well as the luminance, chroma and black levels of the video. Broadcasters had a tool that could be affixed to the front of a TV monitor. This was used to set up the monitor to correctly display what was on the screen. Even then it was hard to get two monitors to look exactly the same. The other problem is that our eyes are very sensitive to color differences, yet not all of us see the same colors the same way.
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  15. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    It is either Candy Cola or Mystic Red.

    Example of Mystic Red in this thread;
    Mystic Red vs Candy Apple Red

    I have a Fender Jazz body in Mystic Red and the color matches the examples in the thread.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  16. ptensioned


    Jan 12, 2013
    Hamilton, ON
    Looks an awful lot like my 2010 American Standard Precision, which is definitely Candy Cola. Candy Apple Red is a silver undercoat with a red on top, while Candy Cola has a copper undercoat with the same red on top.

    It's gorgeous, regardless...

    candy cola p.jpg
  17. BrentD


    Jun 7, 2008
    Lansing, MI
    It's Candy Cola. I have a Strat that color.

    CAR is translucent red (like a Jolly
    Rancher) with metallic gold or silver underneath. There is a slightly visible difference.

    I believe Fender expanded on that idea with a metallic copper undercoat and your beautiful bass is the result.
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  18. Beautiful!
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  19. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Another vote for Candy Cola.

    and Enjoy!

    My Mystic Red Precision for comparison...

    mystic 001.JPG

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  20. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    Candy cola. I have a CAR jazz bass and a candy cola Strat. Looks just like the Strat.
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