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Thinking of a change.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Navybass, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Yes, in Burgundy Mist

    23 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but in a different color (post what color)

    6 vote(s)
  3. No, leave it black

    37 vote(s)
  1. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    I just picked up a beautifuly playing '62 Reissue Jazz bass in black. I was looking at her and am thinking of doing something to make her a bit more custom to me. I am thinking of repainting her Burgundy Mist. The finish on the bass now is very good, but I just want something different.

    Now, I've repainted and restored many instruments before and examples of my work can be seen below, so for those of you thinking that I might not do a good job, that's not a factor.

    I know that this will lower the value of the bass, but I'm not planning on getting rid of her any time soon.

    Here are some examples of my work;





  2. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    Oops, forgot. Here's a picture of the bass.

  3. bassforce

    bassforce Guest

    Feb 7, 2007
    I'd say - leave it black or repaint it only if You have nitro lacquer.
  4. Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Jun 18, 2008
    CT, RI, NC
    I like that purple finish that the Strat had - but it really comes down to you in the end.

    My 2 cents.
  5. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    I'd swap out the tort for a mint guard and call it finished.
  6. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    Im digging that orangish burst on the 50's P. Maybe with a different color, to give it a custom feel. Green and Purple. Purple outer layer, fading into a lime green.

  7. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    Make it look like the sun.
  8. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008

    Im more of a fan of Uranus, but the sun works. :D
  9. DaveF


    Dec 22, 2007
    New Westminster, BC
    Relic it! :ninja:
  10. robfitz1968


    Dec 11, 2007
    BLUE, gotta be BLUE and matching headstock:hyper:Oh what was I thinking I would never refinish it:ninja::rollno::scowl:
  11. detracti


    May 5, 2006
    Get a Warmoth body, have it finished however you want, and swap over.
  12. surf green
  13. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.

    I made that bass from scratch for a very good friend of mine. He chose the color scheme.
  14. Sifl


    May 14, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Kelly green! With matching headstock!
  15. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Shell Pink, matching headstock! :hyper:
  16. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    I'd leave it black even without taking resale value into consideration. I used to like Burgundy Mist. I never had an instrument that color, but it's just as well since I wouldn't have been able to grow old with it anyway.

    I vote mirror pickguard on the checkerboard P. :)
  17. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    The checkerboard P is long gone. Although, I'm thinking of doing another P bass in that same scheme.
  18. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I'd probably leave it black. But if you're determined to change it, I'd say either Surf Green or one of the whites (Arctic White; Olympic White; or even Vintage White).
  19. Laredo


    Nov 27, 2005
    Upstate, NY
    If you must change it, do it up like the Blue Stratocaster.............It would be very unique, and get a lot of looks! :bassist:
  20. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Burgandy Mist only if you do it with the matching headstock.

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