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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by budman, May 14, 2005.
An ST SS - 4 in tangelo metal flake...
Painted finished aren't usually my thing, but that doesn't look half bad. Combined with your body shape, it kinda reminds me of something the bassist for a hair metal band would play . I really like it, though. The front looks especially nice with the inlay route with no pickguard layed in. I'm assuming you are leaving it this way?
That paint job's not my thing.
I'm much more interested in knowing about that white PT 1.5 I see to the left in the first photo!!
It's getting an aluminum diamond plate pigkguard and control cavity cover. I've dubbed this bass "Bloody Knuckles".
That's a custom job I'm doing for TB'er Lowtone. I don't know if you'd like that one either. That's the white base for a gold ghost pearl paint job. Here's Joe's gallery:
in the words of the illustriuos Joe Dirt..."DANG!"
i really like that. that body design is really cool too. cant wait to see it finished up.
Is applying a metal flake finish any different to applying a metallic finish?
Yeah, it is. Metallic is much smaller and usually mixed in with a color. Metal flake is much bigger and generally added to the clear. The flake is heavy and doesn't cover as well as metallic paint. It wants to do a lot of funny things. Both have to be clear coated though.
Thanks! I'm thinking about maybe building a bass now I've got a working amp and a couple of working basses. There's some awesome Vampyre bass bodies from this Brazilian guy on eBay, might buy one of those and finish it in a metallic colour. Would be hard, but if it all buggered up I could sand it down and do it in a solid colour, or maybe just stain it, or even just use a clear coat.
So you are covering the neat contours with diamond plate? Blasphemer!
You betcha!...and it's gonna be a funk machine!
that thing is gonna look great, not my style, but great none the less. Especially with that diamond plate inlaid flush. Killer.