I'm trying to decide whether to restore this bass to its original lustre or to abandon the tobacco burst and have it professionally painted metallic root beer brown. I've already purchased the cream DiMarzio pickups and new Grover Vintage Tuners and Fender Top Hat Knobs. The finish in this bass is poor, so I'm definitely going to do a full restore or rebirth. So, Burst or Metallic Root Beer or Plain Ol' Black ....or Metallic Black? The last two pictures tell a story. Steve Harris used a black Ibanez Roadster (not Roadstar) to record Run To The Hills and The Trooper. Then used that same bass in the videos. It really makes me want to just go with black, but my love of metallic paint is plaguing me.