Unique Finishes Megathread

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Matthew_84, Mar 21, 2014.


  1. Post your favourite pictures of basses with unique finishes. I'm talking basses with unique paint jobs, coloured stains/dyes, exotic veneers, body shapes, materials, etc.

    Here are some of my favourites from the Rattle Can Refinish Club:

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  2. floydman

    floydman

    Sep 27, 2002
    southeast CT
    great idea! I'm loving those trans orange and ambers. sucker for anything orange. this was my first build, a '51 style, single coil P with nitro lacquer.

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  3. Yeah, I love the trans orange/amber/honey tints as well. Thanks for your post

    I started this thread because I'm going to refinish one of my basses and wanted something a bit different. Spent a lot of time looking, and my mind is still not made up yet, but as I search I decided to put everything that looked good in one spot for a quick reference point.

    Please feel free to post your refinishes or other finishes you like.
     
  4. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    +1.

    The Brubaker finishes are amazing to me. Especially the unique bursts. Also, his fretboard finishes are amazing.

    NOBODY is doing what Brubaker is doing IMO.
     
  6. Charger Green warmoth. i know anyone can order it from them but i haven't seen too many around, and i doubt fender would ever offer a color like this
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  7. My contribution to the body pictures. polished aluminum.
    After the CNC machining, hand filed smooth , 150grit to 2500 grit, then Mother's mag polish.
     

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  8. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Tyler Psychedelic Vomit
     

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  9. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    Earth
    A nice zebrano Sandberg that I saw for sale over at basschat.co.uk:

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  10. Thanks for MR Ogle, here's some of my favourites from Brubaker. These are beautiful pieces:

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  11. That is ridiculously cool looking. Can this be done to have a colour tint as well?

    I like the black edging around the sides of the bass. Nice and smooth. Can you enlighten me as to what's going on knob and switch wise? That looks like the most ultimate on-board control system ever.

    That's gorgeous. Thanks for posting.
     
  12. Hey, its a custom, and a beauty at that. I haven't seen any like Warmoth's like it. Nice choices.
     
  13. Some more Warwick's, but these are regular stock:

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  14. Some colourful basses I found through Google Images:

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  15. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Parker Hornet w/etched silver-leaf & stain finish including neck and hs)

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    Gold and etched silver-leaf star-burst finish

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    custom flamed/spalted maple teardrop fretless w/variegated gold-leaf "shatterburst" finish

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    custom Steinbacker w/etched silver-leaf undercoat w/sonic blue halo

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    Squier Jaguar "Gold-Core Road Warrior" - stained gold leaf on distressed finish

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  16. And some more...

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  17. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.

    The Tyler Psychedelic Vomit finish is done by spraying layers of a bunch of different colored finishes on the body and then sanding off the layers to get the trippy visual effect. So far, no mention of it has ever been made on Joe Rogan's psychedelics-friendly podcast !

    Tyler basses came with modded versions of their onboard preamp. There's preamps out there that are significantly more complicated than this one. They make great guitars - I really wish they were still in the bass business.

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  18. JIO, great contributions! Those are beautiful!

    EDIT TO ADD: I didn't realize you did those yourself! Nice work!

    Can you give any in-site into how you did the stained gold leaf finish?
     
  19. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Great pr0n.

    Really like those Warwicks, especially the Steampunk one with the 3-D coilovers on the front.
     
  20. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    mega image overload! :help:
     
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