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Show Your Black Bodied & White Bodied P-Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Manol, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Manol

    Manol Too Sexy To Be Left Handed.

    Oct 9, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    I am trying to decide if I want to refinish my P-Bass into a vintage white finish, or just keep it black.

    Its so hard to decide. I really love white and I look at a sexy white p-bass and I squeal inside but then I see a black one with a red tort pickguard and it also just oozes class.

    I need this thread to help me make up my mind.

    Post away! Don't be shy!

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  2. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    I posted first vote for white...remember "she" squeals, you ooze. :smug:
  3. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    I have an Olympic white P-bass with maple neck and a black P-bass with rosewood.

    I like em both, but if I could only keep one it would be white one.

    I think Olympic white is an awesome color for a bass, especially as it ages.

    At some point I'll get white jazz to complete the set...
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Is the fingerboard maple or rosewood?

    If rosewood, refin to white
    If maple, leave black... maybe even consider a black guard:

  5. i'm gasing super hard for a white P right now, so my vote goes to white.
    but black tort is still sexy by all means.
  6. christle


    Jan 26, 2002
    That is HAWT! Is that part of your current collection? A Sadowsky perhaps? Black bodies and maple boards are just meant to go together :D

    That being said, white with a Red Tort guard is very sexy as well. I need to know the fret board material before I can vote.
  7. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    i like the white body look:


  8. What he said, just look at that bass, it's perfect! :eek:
  9. svtb15

    svtb15 Inactive

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    Leave it alone dont refinish it.. get another bass.. I had my 72 black P bass maple neck white PG refined years ago.... big mistake... i should have left it alone...
  10. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    ... yeah , what he said !! :D

    here's my black w/tort guard ...
  11. +1; get a MIM or a MIJ to cover your aesthetic cravings!
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    :) Thanks! Yep, that's my Sadowsky P5. I ordered it with 2 guards, black and tort. But black/black/maple looks so good to me that I haven't ever swapped.

    And I agree: we need to know what kind of fingerboard! White/tort/rosewood is so sexy!

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Here's mine.


  14. Manol

    Manol Too Sexy To Be Left Handed.

    Oct 9, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    This is my bass in question that I am looking to refinish. This could make it clearer as to what color, as now you can see the shade of the maple board.


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  15. theres too many black basses in this thread, ill help even it out :D

  16. leave it black and add a tort guard.
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