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Pink amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by milkman-27, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. milkman-27


    Jul 4, 2009
    Are pink amps for girls? I am thinking about getting a Carvin MB15 and they have bubblegum pink as a covering option.
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Good question. I don't think I could rock a pink amp as an extremely heterosexual male. However, I am sorely tempted to find one of these on Ebay for use onstage:

  3. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    Daisy Rock!

    Jimmy, if one of those Daisy Rock HEART basses, particularly in red, ever pops up on my local craigs you better believe I'd be all over it and rock the heck out of it.


    And I'd rock a Pink Paisley Precision in a New York minute if I could find one cheap enough.

    Heck, my Midnight Blue Precision usually looks dark purple, I love the color and other folks seem to as well.

    OP, I think pink is for girls, guys, and anyone in between that wants a little color on an otherwise typically bland and "invisible" piece of gear.

    A good bet most folks opinions about a guy rocking a pink amp would be along the lines of "A Boy Named Sue". :bassist:
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Why not?
    A nice Shell or coral pink bass would go nicely too
  5. What would the colour of an amp/bass have to do with the gender of its player?
  6. I once had to drink a barium shake for a medical test when I was like 8. To try and make it less disgusting they flavored it with some kind of strawberry flavoring and pink dye to make it look like strawberry milk.

    It had the opposite effect. Since then I cannot stomach artificial strawberry flavor in milk or ice cream, and the color pink generally makes me want to puke (unless it is natural). If you gave me a pink bass for free I'd immediately sand it down and repaint it....

    ...Any. Other. Color.

    EDIT: I reserve the right to change my mind or make exceptions. I have always thought this 80s-looking Dean bass was kind of cool for the shock value alone (although I prefer the neon green).


    I also lust after a purple Ritter bass with pink neon strings...

  7. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Mr. Bailey likes them.

  8. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Being such a rare color, nobody would steal it.
  9. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011

    "It's a Fodera, man. Can't you see the butterfly?"
  10. fjadams

    fjadams Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    I have these two.
    Guarantee that if a Butterfly ever comes up I'd be bidding on it.

    Truth is they don't play too bad. With upgraded electronics they'd be eminently gigable.
  11. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    And why not? Here's a little number I threw together for my daughter.... ya not pink, and it's had its share of rough handling, but she likes it, and if using the aesthetics makes her want to practice, then hey, who am I to get in the way? (every time one of her friends comes over they're drawn to it... one actually got interested in playing guitar after a sleepover) Two Eminence Beta 8's in there.. stereo.
  12. huckleberry1


    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    Very cool, you sound like a great dad.
  13. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Really cool amp, bro!
  14. Korladis

    Korladis Supporting Member

    What would be the problem, even if they were? Does looking "girly" demean you in some fashion?
  15. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    A pink Carvin. I’m guessing resale value doesn’t mean much to ya.
  16. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Well, if that doesn’t talk the OP out of it, I don’t know what will. :D
  17. epirokker


    Jun 27, 2012
    Ampeg is giving away that purple V4B full stack...you better believe I'd rock the hell outta that!
  18. milkman-27


    Jul 4, 2009
    Well...............I guess I will go with the tweed or white covering.
  19. Korladis

    Korladis Supporting Member

    What? What is this? I clearly need it, as I have a purple bass.