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What Color is this Fender Bass??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RyanJD, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    I can't figure it out...
    It looks kind of greenish and metallic so at first I was thinking Jade Pearl Metallic, but it doesn't look anything like other basses in that finish.
    Maybe it's a gold finish? I can't tell.
    I've been on Google trying to figure it out for about 30 minutes now. Finally decided to just make a thread.
    Thanks for any input.

    Sorry about the low-res photo. It's the only one I've got...

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  2. Charcoal Frost? (with a yellowed clearcoat)
  3. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Seen that, I am pretty much 100% certain that if thats the original MIM body that came with that neck then its a refinish. MIM fenders never were made that color. Then again all the body parts are not stock fender stuff so it maybe a aftermarket body like warmoth thats been painted and a MIM neck was used.
  4. bass32


    Jan 30, 2012
    Could be. How old is the bass?
    One of our guitar players has a late 80's/early 90's Strat he bought new that was Charcoal Frost, but has turned that greenish color over the years.
  5. Twocan

    Twocan Living the Dream

    Oct 5, 2009
    Medway, MA
    Looks like a 1983 Elite that has been modified. I've heard it referred to has "Gun Metal Gray" and "Pewter." Of course, my monitor is old and I may be way off.
  6. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    I don't have a year on it. I can't be sure, but I don't think it's very old.
    It's on the GC Used site so maybe I'll give them a call and see if they know anything.

    Thanks guys.
  7. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    It is kind of pretty though, isn't it? :)
  8. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    That's a MIM neck, and a lot of swapped parts. So I'm with A-Step here in saying that's gotta be a refin. Looks like quite a bit of orange peel texture in the light reflection to me.
  9. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    It looks like shoreline gold to me, just a really dark shade of it.
  10. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    That's kind of what I was thinking too.
    But I'm inclined to go with the popular opinion that it's either not a Fender body or that it's been refinished.

    I went ahead and bought it, so I guess we'll find out.
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    That's vintage I left the guacamole out for an hour. Nice bass.
  12. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    Just a little bored right now.

    So what do you guys think?
    I have a spare black guard. Yes or no?

    Tort just looks ugly on this finish I think...

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  13. cewillm

    cewillm #1 Adam Clayton fan

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    Nope. I'd leave it alone, or maybe go for a parchment.
  14. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011