P-bass refin, cant decide what color help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CrimsonGhost, Jul 5, 2008.

Olympic White or Sonic Blue?

Poll closed Aug 4, 2008.
  1. Olympic white

  2. Sonic blue

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CrimsonGhost


    Nov 14, 2000
    O.k. I have a classic 50's p-bass, Black. I have been thinking of refinning the bass but cant decide on a color.

    Im basically down to

    1. Sonic blue.
    era correct color, but i just dont know..
    example.. looks cool with the gold pickguard, also with a pearloid pg too.

    2. Olympic white.

    A nice "versatile" color. Looks great with any pickguard, and
    the cool thing is that with oly white I can make the bass fit any era with just a pickguard change.
    Gold pg gives it the 50s look,
    Tortise goes 60s.
    and then Black pg with thumbrest goes 70's.
    (even though the headstock decal would not be correct.)


    I even bought all the nitro paint for the project, (sonic blue.)
    But im really thinking about hitting the brakes on the blue and going white after seeing this pic!.

    What do you guys think?

    White or Sonic blue?
  2. santucci218


    Jan 26, 2007
    this should be a pole. I go with white.
  3. I like the white over the blue, although the blue could be cool with a different pick guard
  4. Humabass

    Humabass Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    My favorite solid Fender colors:

    Capri Orange white pg
    Burgundy Mist white pg
    Sonic Blue white pg
    Sherwood Green mint green pg
    Dakota Red with mint green pg
    Ocean Turquoise mint green pg
  5. Fender1022


    Jun 17, 2008
    Go with the sonic blue!!
  6. Richard89


    May 7, 2007
    Olympic white. If the bass had had a rosewood fingerboard I think it would have looked nice with a tort pickguard, but I think a black pickguard looks best with the maple neck.
  7. Bassman822


    Sep 1, 2007
    Bessemer, AL
    Oly white. Sonic blue (or any medium/light blue) doesn't do anything for me (even though I have a blue Ashbory (it was a gift)
  8. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    GO Sonic.. one im working on for myself..

  9. The white kills!!!! I love it
  10. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    White for sure with a tort guard. I was surprised how much I liked the blue with the white mother of toilet seat guard though.
  11. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Do this, even if its a maple board.
  12. Thump Jr.

    Thump Jr.

    Jun 8, 2008
    SW FL
    I'd definitely go with the Olympic White. It's quite classy. You might try a white/black/white (non-pearloid) pickguard with it, too, so you get the outline of the pickguard. Should have a modern look, and you'd stand out.

  13. White over blue, but I've been on a sherwood green kick lately. I forbid you to do sherwood green w/a black PG. :ninja:
  14. jucas


    Dec 14, 2003
    Keep going with the blue... how can you argue with something as nice as ibanez collector just posted.
  15. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou

    I'm glad I didn't have a mouthful of Dom Perignon when I read this. My nose would still be bubbling.
  16. jucas


    Dec 14, 2003
    Hopefully we're just laughing at my terrible spelling and incoherent grammar...

    (also, this post almost ended up as bad as the last :rolleyes:)
  17. Perfect combination IMO.
  18. Oly White gets my vote. +1 on the Burgundy Mist suggestion. I got a fever...

  19. hitch


    Apr 29, 2006
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, D'addario

    ++1 On the Burgandy Mist!!!!
  20. mobis.fr


    Jun 2, 2005
    i like sonikblue with rosewood and tort, but maple and gold? no thanks

    so i voted white.