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SX photoshop help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zeppelinbass95, Apr 12, 2009.


  1. zeppelinbass95

    zeppelinbass95

    Dec 26, 2008
    PA
    I have been looking at SX basses and was wondering what a purple PG would like like on a LPB SX jazz bass. I don't have have photoshop nor do I know how to use it. Could someone could show me what this...
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    would look like with a purple pickguard?
     

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  2. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    Example of what color of purple?
     
  3. Something like this? I just picked a random purple...

    5sg.
     

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  4. zeppelinbass95

    zeppelinbass95

    Dec 26, 2008
    PA
    yeah cool. I was thinkin a little darker purple sorry I left that out. Do you guys think I could buy the white one they sell on rondo and just paint it, let it dry, and switch it out?
     
  5. Throw some clear on it too.
     
  6. zeppelinbass95

    zeppelinbass95

    Dec 26, 2008
    PA
    clear?
     
  7. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    nvm didnt red correctly, woops
     
  8. Sure, if you do it right, you can paint (almost) anything.

    I've never done a pickguard, but I've done enough other stuff to imagine it'd be fairly easy. Start with some light sandpaper and rough up the surface (but don't go TOO wild) and start with a layer of primer and let it dry. Check the instructions of the paint for drying time... even if it says only a few hours, I usually wait overnight just to be safe. After the primer, spray on the color and let dry. You may need to do a couple layers of color, make sure to sand a little in between. After the color, you could hit it with a layer or two of spray gloss for a nice shine. :)

    Between sandpaper, primer, paint and gloss, it might cost you almost the same to just order a pickguard from somewhere though. :)

    5sg.
     
  9. Essthreetee

    Essthreetee

    Aug 19, 2007
    Visalia, CA
    Or you could just paint it with Krylon Fusion, it is made for plastic...worked on one that I did. No primer needed, didn't even need to sand...Don't know if they will have the color you are after though...
     
  10. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Possibly the best invention since sliced bread.

    Works wonders on plastic, just as he said.
     
  11. BassBob185

    BassBob185

    Oct 25, 2007
    Rocking Chair
    Here is one I painted using Krylon Fusion. Doesn't chip.
     
  12. zeppelinbass95

    zeppelinbass95

    Dec 26, 2008
    PA
    where did you buy the Krylon Fusion and how much does it cost?
     
  13. BassBob185

    BassBob185

    Oct 25, 2007
    Rocking Chair
    Bought it at Home Depot and costs about $5.00
     
  14. zeppelinbass95

    zeppelinbass95

    Dec 26, 2008
    PA
    Really? I can't find it on thier website.
     
  15. Demon_Hunter

    Demon_Hunter

    Jun 8, 2008
  16. Alienation

    Alienation

    Jul 29, 2008
    Midsouth
    Both of those pickguards look good.
     
  17. Or you could use Krylon Fusion! lol

    (sorry... never used it. Mental note for future reference! hehehe)

    5sg.
     

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