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Painted Fretboards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dan Molina, Jul 28, 2007.


  1. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Do you like them and would you like to see them on production basses?
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  2. !Rob!

    !Rob!

    Mar 2, 2007
    I like them.....lots

    But I also like dark fretboards, so it's kind of a toss up
     
  3. Fender32

    Fender32

    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    Yeah, I do! Very much, as it happens.

    There was Japanese (Matsumoko factory) brand in Europe in the 1980s, called Westone, who used to do this on their "Spectrum" series of guitars and basses. I think it looked really hot, although, pretty awful once the paint started to chip off :meh: .

    I'd like to see it used more, ideally on a black, or white bass.
     
  4. I like it
     
  5. hmmm.... Id have to try one. The look ok though :)
     
  6. i think it would be auome if fender would do that
     
  7. savit260

    savit260

    Mar 6, 2006
    Boston
    No, not interested.

    Would make for a real ugly refret down the road I would imagine, and look pretty ratty once you wore through the paint from playing.
     
  8. Wademeister63

    Wademeister63

    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    TOTALLY depends on the bass..

    yes...

    NO!
     
  9. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    I do not know what Dean were thinking when they made those.
     
  10. I want a green Dean!! It's dirt cheap too!!
     
  11. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    One of the best looking basses of all time is the all-white Warwick Streamer that Stuart Zender used. There's a version of it in the Warwick Custom Shop gallery at www.warwick.de (I would post a link but it's all frames, etc.)

    When it comes to that bass, I am definitely pro-painted fretboards!
     
  12. i love painted fretboards, though i am pro-painting for anything. if it was me i'd put together a bass, dip it in black paint, leave to dry then play.
     
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  14. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Thank you firefox!
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  15. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    beat me to it
     
  16. That is the nicest wick ive ever seen
     
  17. scarekrow

    scarekrow

    Jan 27, 2007
    I like the look. It would have to be stained tho for my intrest - don't like the feel of a 'glossy' (sticky) neck. Great look tho!
     
  18. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    +1
     
  19. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Nope.
    I don't like painted fretboards all that much.
     
  20. a flame board would be cool
    painted with painted bodies, not with natural
     

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