What color should I paint my bass??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. White

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. Some other color (only choose if you gave a suggestion)

    7 vote(s)
    58.3%
  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I bought this bass

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    and it got damaged in shipping

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    At first I thought I would either fill it with nail polish, or use a white auto touch up pen for color and fill it in with super glue. The problem with this is that the chip is long and is on two different surfaces, so the super glue would run out.

    I chose instead to fill the chip with "white" wood filler and then sand it down flush with the surrounding finish. I used successive grits of micromesh and now it's pretty darn smooth.

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    But...

    Since I'm going to be refinishing the body anyway, what about a different color altogether? I could refinish the headstock the new body color and get a decal design made for a water slide decal.

    What color do you think I should paint it? White or something else?
     
  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Nope, not a problem if you work in thin layers to build up your needed level. Might take a week but can be done.
    Now if you're trying to glob it in one shot, then yeah it'll run.
     
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I've already got it filled in and leveled with the wood filler.
     
  4. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    What about this color?

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    Dolphin blue metallic
     
  5. metalhead398

    metalhead398

    Jul 23, 2013
    Ventura
    Maybe... get the headstock and body the same color? I voted "other" and am going with a blue color throughout. But it's my opinion. Maybe not yours :D
     
  6. metalhead398

    metalhead398

    Jul 23, 2013
    Ventura
    You literally posted that while I was writing my previous response :p Anyway, that is the perfect color.
     
  7. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I totally meant body and headstock being painted the same color.
     
  8. Burgundy Mist!
     
  9. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Is the body wood ash? Alder? Crazy-far-east-no-one-knows-about-it wood?

    Personally, I think a super dark brown stain, with a natural headstock would look phenomenal.
     
  10. bluesdogblues

    bluesdogblues

    Nov 13, 2007
    White again (including it's fretboard like Larry Graham bass? IDK if it can be done..LOL).. or Colorful Swirl :D ...any combination of color you like... or,..bright orange?
     
  11. Pandastylebass

    Pandastylebass The Moon Machine

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
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  12. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I should specify that the body is basswood, so there's no chance of doing a translucent or burst. This is going to be a solid color. I had thought about doing it in coral, like this Lakland:

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    but I wouldn't have a pickguard. Is that a problem?
     
  13. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    How about some kinda dark red/burgundy metallic?
     
  14. CraigTB

    CraigTB

    Feb 16, 2012
    British Racing Green
     
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  15. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Dropping Acid Pedal Etching .com Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN
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    I've always wanted a "Dukes of Hazzard General Lee" Orange, Yellow or Silver Metalflake, or Metallic Pea colored bass.
     
  16. Not sure why, but I have always been a fan of orange... like a British racing red.
     
  17. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I'm thinking I might go with lime gold metallic

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  18. <<< Orange or Green :)

    With out a pick guard the color will be for a lack of better words more intense?

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  19. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    White, but not bright white. ( you asked for opinions and i hate bright white ) :***: Antique white / Ivory, yum.
     
  20. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Antique/ivory whit is a possibility as well.
     
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