Tribute L2000- What color do you like?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by superfly, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
    I just checked out a few Tribute L2000 basses at a local store.
    They had a good selection of colors and necks.

    I liked 3 of them in particular. All 4 string.

    Amber ash with a Maple fretboard.
    (I like the Amber, but the maple fretboard didn't look right with the Amber)

    Solid Black with a rosewood fretboard.
    (beautiful high gloss black finish, but Basswood I believe)

    Natural gloss ash with a maple fretboard.
    (nice neutral vintage look, but boring?)

    They also had a Blue Burst with a rosewood board, but its also basswood I believe. And something about blue basses that bugs me. Although it is a cool finish.

    Any thoughts or favorites?
  2. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    I'd have to pick blue burst. I had a USA L2K natural/maple and it did get boring. Next pick would be the black/rosewood. I wouldn't rule it out because it's basswood. I don't remember exactly but probably between that or ash, you wouldn't tell much of a difference. Play it and see if you like it. Basswood isn't a bad wood. I actually think it's somewhat similar to alder. People just tend to think it's bad because it's used on lower end basses usually.
  3. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    I'd go for the "boring" natural w maple fingerboard. I have another bass finished that way and it has looked good for 23 years.
  4. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
    I`m not sure if there are any, but a brown sunburst with maple fretboard would be quite awesome.
  5. ster


    Oct 18, 2003
    New Jersey
    Natural ash with maple fret board is my choice. NEVER boring IMHO.