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Question for the girls...or interested guys...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Paulabass, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    New years eve. I'm wearing a black sequin LBD (actually, with a bit of post fifty year old expansion it's a not so little black dress), and heels.
    Should I play my Rickenbacker (black with white pickguard), Brubaker (white with black PG.) or throw fashion to the wind and play a natural ash Fender?
    My back-up/second bass will be a red fretless jazz, that totally throws off the color scheme, but I don't have a black fretless...or I could go shopping...
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2017
  2. fakeneckplate'65

    fakeneckplate'65 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Columbus, OH
    I'm not a fashion conscious person, but, a Rickenbacker certainly adds a classy retro look.
  3. I would go with the Ric. I have no fashion sense, so you should wait for a reply from someone who doesn't wear socks with sandals. Good luck.
    Aberdumbie, kobass, GregC and 3 others like this.
  4. Ric.

    the harp unstrung likes this.
  5. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    The proper answer is Oly white with tort.
    bobba66, Oddly, 96tbird and 1 other person like this.
  6. The Rick of course.
    The Brubaker being white should not be played after Labor Day.
    And Ash with heals? OMG girl. Ash should only be played with flats, and I ain't talking 'bout the strings.
    But do bring out the red fretless for at least your most provocative song or two.

    Have a great gig.
    Aberdumbie, Oddly, JRA and 5 others like this.
  7. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore?

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
    Ric. Timeless, classy, and classic. Just like a nice LBD.

    But there is this route as well...
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  8. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    HAWT!!! 11066b.


    Gold with tort would be dead sexah too.


    orrrr gold/black :D HAWT HAWT HAWT!
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  9. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York

    The white body/black pg combo would add a little more contrast against a black outfit than a black body/white pg would.
  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Depends on if you want people to notice you, the bass, or the music.

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  11. You want the Brubaker, you need a white accessory. I know you said that the Red Jazz is a back up but I would also use it to bring a little attitude or extra sexiness into the gig. Though the white will also be sexy and is very classy with the black dress, the red adds that little danger something. Depending on the night you may want to use it sparingly, or let it hang all night long. :wideyed:
    The black Rickenbacker will disappear at a distance showing a floating white pickguard. :rollno:
    And the Ash, well, in this case it will look like Ash. :bored:
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2017
  12. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    The white bass will have a bigger visual impact.
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  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    D) All of the above.

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  14. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member


    everyone needs a black fretless...just sayin'! ;)

    good luck on your gig...break a leg! :thumbsup:
    Old Garage-Bander likes this.
  15. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    If it's a LBD event, then it's very much Ms Thang time :D WORK YO THANG GIRL!
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  16. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    White bass with black guard, begs for a LBD

    Oh, and the red fretless? Pics or it didn’t happen. :D

    Have fun!
  17. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    The Rick.
  18. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    I would have to see photos for comparison to give an honest opinion
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  19. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Ric if you want to go upscale (which seems appropriate for NYE), or Fender if you want to go rootsie. The red is a slash of danger.
    bolophonic likes this.
  20. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    The Ric is the obvious fashion choice. You will ROCK it! We will need pictures, please.

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