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What color should I paint my bass??

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

  1. White

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

    6 vote(s)
  1. I bought this bass


    and it got damaged in shipping


    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.



    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. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick 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. I've already got it filled in and leveled with the wood filler.
  4. What about this color?


    Dolphin blue metallic
  5. metalhead398


    Jul 23, 2013
    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


    Jul 23, 2013
    You literally posted that while I was writing my previous response :p Anyway, that is the perfect color.
  7. I totally meant body and headstock being painted the same color.
  8. Burgundy Mist!
  9. 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


    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. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
  12. 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:


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


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

    CraigTB Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    British Racing Green
    -Asdfgh- and Doctor_Clock like this.
  15. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Dropping Acid Pedal Etching .com Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN, JPTR FX North American Distributor
    I've always wanted a "Dukes of Hazzard General Lee" Orange, Yellow or Silver Metalflake, or Metallic Pea colored bass.
  16. DeepCalls2Deep


    Jun 25, 2005
    East Texas
    Not sure why, but I have always been a fan of orange... like a British racing red.
  17. I'm thinking I might go with lime gold metallic

    Doctor_Clock and StreetScenes like this.
  18. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    <<< Orange or Green :)

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

  19. RED J

    RED J I ain't ready for the junkyard yet. Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    White, but not bright white. ( you asked for opinions and i hate bright white ) :***: Antique white / Ivory, yum.
  20. Antique/ivory whit is a possibility as well.