Not entirely "guitar" related, but I post here most often, and the bass forum has a lot fewer posters. I recently purchased a Gibson Grabber for fairly cheap. I play in two bands, it's definitely become my main bass (the Rick is likely to get beat up and abused, which I don't want). It's been repainted in red. I think red is the tackiest color for a guitar, it's always just read of "cheap strat knockoff" and sportscars screaming"look how fast I can go". But with the black pickguard and wear it has, it looks ok. I'm just not sure it's as cool as it could look. Obviously the good ol' natural color is the coolest Grabber look, but I'm unsure if this was ever natural, it could have been black, which means it may have a fairly unattractive grain under the paint. Also, I don't have the tools to refinish it by removing the previous finish without killing myself over it (sandpaper, by hand), and that may prove unpleasant. Also, being my main bass, I dunno if I could have it out of commission that long to take the extra time to sand it down and clearcoat it. Another option is evening out some of the wear it has and finishing it in a solid color with spraypaint. I was thinking white. I'd like to find a good mock-up or a Grabber in white, or an original in white because I've read they made some in white from the factory, but haven't found a picture anywhere. Or, I can say screw it and keep going with the red. Those are my three options. Here's what it looks like now. Any opinions (on the finish)?