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Repainting my Essex Jazz - Need Opinions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bobbykokinos, Feb 19, 2005.


  1. I love my Essex 62 but am thinking of repainting it in a color that I don't already have a bass in. I was messing around with Photoshop and here are the two options I came up with so far:

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    What do you guys think? Which do you like better? I would like either color to be metallic (but not TOO thick)

    Any other color / pickguard options I should try out in Photoshop? Only color I want to stay away from is Green because I already have a green bass.
     
  2. andysvec

    andysvec Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Guam
    I always liked the look of a yellow jazz, or maybe not so much as yellow but the 'aged white' where it turns a light yellow over the years (with a tort pickguard). photoshop that color?
     
  3. hmm, I like that color also. But I already have a natural jazz which I classify in the "yellow" catagory.
     
  4. SubversivePinko

    SubversivePinko No use for an ironic title

    Feb 19, 2005
    Bellingam, WA
    The yellow-orange color looks really nice with that pickguard, and it's a bit unique. Gets my vote.
     
  5. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    That Yellow Orange jazz, with Bigger flake, NO Pick guard...

    Pure sex...
     
  6. I wish I could do no PG, but the routing under the guard is too big.. :(
     
  7. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    I feel sad and its not even my bass.
     
  8. Hmm.. I wonder, since its going to be a solid color, if I could have the "Excessive routes" filled in.. :confused:
     
  9. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Wow...nice pickguard.

    I've been playing too much Halo...maybe purple? >_<
     
  10. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    IMO, black pearloid pickguards go best with black or black-sparkle basses.
     
  11. hmm.. Definantly different
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  12. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Medium Quasar Blue Metallic. Definitly.


    (The color of my '88 Trans Am)


    Ray

    Edit: pic of a '92 Corvette in the mentioned color:
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  13. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Hmmmm sonic blue with the kind-of-mint-green aged pickgaurd is waaaaay sharp.

    I disagree about only the black looking good with the black pearl. I've got a white fretless Jazz with the unlined rosewood 'board and that same black pearl pickgaurd. It's gorgeous.

    That kind of silver metal-flake would rock.
     
  14. Its already a blue metallic right now..

    On a side note.. I use to have 85 TA.. Now I have a 96 TA WS6 which is going to have some engine work done this summer :)
     
  15. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Very cool. Mine's got a 400BB in it at the moment. Got THAT outta a, I think it was a wrecked '72 TA. But it's a bitchin' color! You should do it ;)

    Ray

    Edit: Hopefully in the summer of '07 I'll be buying a Turbo TA from a friend too :). MINT MINT condition. yay! :hyper:
     
  16. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Whats scary is that the purple actually looks good IMO

    How are you doin that with photoshop? I wanna try...
     
  17. You just use the Plyganol lasso tool to select the colored areas.. Whiles it selected, you go to Image>Adjustments>Replace color.

    If you are familiar with PS, is should be pretty easy.
     
  18. ??? :)

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  19. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    I was so going to say that! Do that, with a nice light blue pickguard and you'd be set man...

    Ray

    Edit: if you can do Hex numbers for colors in PS, do FF00BB ;)
    Edit 2: another one I like: Emerald-Blue_swatch.
     
  20. I put a pink one with a blueish PG up on the first post..It looks good but might be a little too "precious" for me :)

    I like that emerald green also, but I already have a modulus close to that color..

    I also tried the FF00BB.. Cool but TOO loud for me