Show your sparkle basses!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Swerve, Dec 29, 2008.


  1. Swerve

    Swerve

    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, Oregon
    Ok, I've been GASing for a bass in a sparkle finish for quite some time and was hoping to see some examples as it will be my next purchase. My dream would be a MM in a sparkle finish but I almost never see them. I'm open to all colors except maybe orange or pink. :spit:

    Are there any companies major or small that produce the sparkle finish on a regular basis and not as some anniversary or special?

    Is custom the way to go?

    Anyone have pics or links?

    Please Post em!
     
  2. K2000

    K2000

    Nov 16, 2005
    Brooklyn
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  3. Mikkel-S

    Mikkel-S

    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    Here's my sparkle bass - 97' Modulus Flea with Lane Poors.

    Amazing playing and looking (imho) instrument.

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  4. I don't gas for much, but this bass from Clover kills me:

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  5. What about black sparkle?

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  6. kraigo

    kraigo

    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Other than having one (or two, depending on my mood) string too many, that Clover looks great!

    I should talk - I have a purple sparkle 12 string Danelectro guitar. It goes with my purple sparkle Ludwig drumset. I keep meaning to paint a bass purple sparkle, but I haven't gotten there yet. Pics when I get home (perhaps).

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  8. Max

    Max

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
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  9. rs_worthington

    rs_worthington

    Aug 5, 2008
    My custom Fenderbird in apricot metalflake sparkle:

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  10. kraigo

    kraigo

    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    What are those pickups?

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  11. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    Modded 2000 Danelectro Rumor, blue sparkleburst. A cheapo bass that plays and sounds like a million bucks!

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  12. rs_worthington

    rs_worthington

    Aug 5, 2008
    Lace Alumnitone BassBars
     
  13. PWV

    PWV Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Tacoma
    Oh Yeah for Fenderbirds!


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  14. rs_worthington

    rs_worthington

    Aug 5, 2008
    NICE!! Tell me about that one.
     
  15. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    already posted in another sparkle 3d but...hey...you asked for it!


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  16. PWV

    PWV Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Tacoma

    Just got it back this month from Mike Lull. The beginning of this year I picked up a BiCentennial T-Bird off of Craig's List. It was in bad shape, busted truss rod, mangled wiring. So Mike re-habbed it into a mofo player - its all original parts except the neck of course. Headstock Decal by Factory Guy:

    More gratuitious pics:

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  17. T-34

    T-34

    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    ... kicking myself twice a week for missing the bid on the white sparkle/perloid pickguard/maple neck MM Sterling :(
     
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  18. mimaz

    mimaz

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
  19. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006
    Memphis
    How about sparkle AND pearl ...


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    :) ... It's an Italia Maranello ... has a big fat Les Paul like sound
     
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  20. Swerve

    Swerve

    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, Oregon


    Holy Cow! That is :bassist:

    Does MM still produce these?
     
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