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New Color Choices

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godoze, Dec 22, 2005.


choose ya favorite color

Poll closed Dec 29, 2005.
  1. black

    61 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. red

    22 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. blue

    26 vote(s)
    13.5%
  4. gold

    7 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. white

    21 vote(s)
    10.9%
  6. something else ----

    56 vote(s)
    29.0%
  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    What is your favorite color ? I am refinishing a bass and would like suggestions...

    Thanks,
    Don
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  3. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    combination of black and blue, called a burst ^^

    Greg
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    depends on the bass
     
  5. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Ibanez 6 string 1306
     
  6. If the wood has a nice grain, I'd do a "natural" oil finish. If you're going solid, I'd go for a (darker) blue.
     
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    If it is a color that I would be after, a sunburst would be my choice. I really like the tobacco sunbursts of yore or the cherry sunbursts.
    Given a complete choice I would always choose Natural. Tung Oil finishes really show the beautiful woods basses are being built out of these days. The grain and feel of the wood and not a plastic coated paint room finish.
     
  8. duckbutter

    duckbutter

    Mar 30, 2005
    +1
    If you're going with a solid color...black :bassist:
     
  9. This color:
     

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  10. You mean 1206? Why on earth would you touch the finish on that bass? Definitely do a trans finish though, to let the flame show through. How are you going to do the neck joint?
     
  11. ilikebass

    ilikebass

    Jan 29, 2005
    hey just wana say i have a white charvel bass and it looks sooo cool!
     
  12. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    What's wrong with the finish? I'd leave it as is, or a nice transparent dye.
     
  13. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    Have you ever used wood dye? It's hard to get a even look on some woods, and you HAVE to finish over it anyway or it will breed, and , oil finishes react to some dyes, so, you really have to choose carefully.
     
  14. DrSmaggs

    DrSmaggs

    Oct 15, 2003
    Endorsing Artist:
    It really depends on the look of the bass IMO...

    I like black and blue, but some basses look better with a blend of the two or maybe another original color altogether
     
  15. RLT

    RLT

    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
    Burst or natural
     
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    White or natural.
     
  17. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    A 1306 has a Padauk top - covering that would be a sin unto basses. :bawl:

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  18. edit: nevermind, the person above me got the correct pic