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Solid color or wood grain?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cliff Bordwell, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Visible wood grain.

    265 vote(s)
  2. Solid color.

    75 vote(s)
  1. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Which do you prefer, a bass with a solid color or one that you can see the wood grain?
  2. Depends on the wood. If you've got some kind of $$$$ wood top, show that baby off. Otherwise cover it up. Boring wood grain is boring (imo).

  3. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    I like both
  4. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
  5. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Roots and fifths and a little extra.

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    I like to show my wood every chance I get. :bassist::bassist:

  6. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Good grain cannot be beat!

    I agree.....nice grain or a cool top needs to come through!

    I personally like grain and translucent tops more (although I do love some solid colors and own a couple of solid color basses)
  7. Grain.
  8. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    Wood. The more figured the better.
  9. I definitely prefer to see the wood grain, even if it's plain old alder. All the more so if it's figured maple or another exotic.
  10. Paint
  11. The only reason for paint is to hide a bad piece of wood!

    ...and yet two of the three basses I have owned were painted. Hmmm...
  12. topcat2069

    topcat2069 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    Cathedral City Ca.
    If the grain is deluxe.... show it off

    If the grain is plain... bursts are nice :cool:

    My baby

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  13. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83 Guest

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Grain... most definitely...

    Unless we're talking Sonic Blue... cause that's my favourite guitar colour.
  14. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
  15. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
    Grain all the way. Olympic white is the one exception I have for colored basses though.
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again??

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    As long as tone and playability are there, doesn't matter to me.
  17. JKRAM

    JKRAM Guest

    Mar 25, 2012
    New Hampshire
    Although my bass is midnight wine, I prefer natural wood. I saw a beautiful Fender Jazz bass at Guitarcenter, with the best woodgrain ever! But I wanted a P bass.
  18. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    I'm partial to a nice wood grain.
  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Inactive

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    I like both
  20. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Without hesitation, wood grain!