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should i paint my bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve-o, May 30, 2002.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    so should I?
    it is the spector.
    i can paint any color.
    i have sources.
    i might no tho

  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I would say no. But if your a awesome luther and want to clean it down to the body, Sand it like crazy, and i belive most spectors are neck thru, excpet the usa bolt on, and the cheapo ones, and the Czech made bolt ons. But i would figure that to be a pain. Then you just don't go and hit it with some spray paint. I know on fenders and most, theirs 3 coats of the stuff, and on ricks, its some crazy amount of mini coats. I just want to ask,
    Why mess with a spector paint job? their already great. And if you ever want to resale that baby......
  3. Ummm .... uhhhh .... NO!

  4. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i just wanted to see what people would say!
    i am really bored!!!!!
    i could get it painted if i really wanted to tho.
    no. i use the same paint the Fender uses.
  5. Metaltronix


    May 29, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    DONT DO IT!! especially by yourself unless your a professional bodyman, and the cost of a killer professional job would probably almost get you another fine used NS-94. Ive found in past years its just best to leave well enough alone.
  6. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002
    i saw a while back, offered on ebay, a guitar/bass chroming service. it really looked sweet, but it was about 2 bills. still....a chromed spector would be cool.
  7. Metaltronix


    May 29, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Ive seen that dude who chrome/nickel plates guitars and while thats cool all the ones he sold pre done were bolt-ons. I dont think doing a neckthru would work as it has to be dipped I think which brings the problem of removing the fretboard etc...
  8. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i wouldn't do that anyways!
    ugh so ugly!
    i have someone who is a pro painter.
    he does all of my dads guitars and basses that he builds.

  9. One word......NO.
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    You want to paint it, upgrade it, you say you love it, then you wanna do all these changes.

    HMMMM, you're a confused bassist. ;):p
  11. Dude, think of the colour that you really would like it in - Spector have probably done something close. Continue to check out ebay and local music stores for the bass in said colour. When you find it, sell your current one (without it ever having been interfered with). Re-sale value will probably be better if you don't mess with it.

    In the meantime you have no time away from playing a wonderful instrument!
  12. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i don't want to paint it.
    didn't you read my second post.
    i just wanted to see what people would say.
    i was really, really bored!!!

  13. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    any ways i am going to get another spector in the color i want i am not going to sell my current spector.
    I am only going to add to the stable!
    unless someone wants to trade my NS-94 for a 5 string spector.
    hint hint!

  14. I think you should play the thing.
  15. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i would be playing but i am waitng for the glue to dry on the nut and for the strings to get here in the mail.
    they should be here any min.

  16. Must've missed that on your post - sorry! As to trading it, well you need to find someone who no longer has a need for their 5 string Spector - unfortunately I have plans for all 3 of mine!;)
  17. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    it is impossible to find somone to trade a 5string spector for a 4 string spector.
    has anyone played the 6 string spector?
    it looks good

  18. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
  19. Listen


    May 19, 2002
    Go for it! make sure you paint the pick-ups too, who the hell cares? In the great words of nike, just do it! Even though you said you don't want to, do it anyway, it would be cool!:rolleyes:
  20. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    *looks around*

    how about that great color that glows in the dark?
    maybe with some holes in the body?


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