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what color should i paint my MTD635?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Sep 1, 2004.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    so, i just disassembled this beauty and prepping for paint.

    i'm thinking a cobalt blue.

    opinions?

    [​IMG]

    f
     
  2. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    maybe a see thru finish , but i wouldn't cover up that beautiful grain ...as always , jmo ... :cool:
     
  3. Jackbass

    Jackbass

    Dec 19, 2003
    Paris (FRANCE)
    I like it natural, and I hope that you are not thinking about solid cobalt finish.
     
  4. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    HUH? :eek:

    Umm, why are you doing this?
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    HARUMPH!!!
     
  6. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    How about keep it natural?! haha :rolleyes: ...
    but if you want to do this...I will suggest Black Stain! It looks cool! :D
     
  7. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA
    General Motors "Fawn"
     
  8. Jackbass

    Jackbass

    Dec 19, 2003
    Paris (FRANCE)
    Natural but finished of course.
     
  9. Definitely natural. Why cover that beautiful wood grain with cobalt blue.
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    yeah, solid cobalt or a candy apple red.

    tuff choices.

    f
     
  11. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    You're serious, aren't you. You REALLY want to paint that gorgeous body a solid, NON-transparent color...

    IMHO, that body looks gorgeous, as is. don't do it..
     
  12. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    What color is the neck that goes with it? If it's wenge, I'd go with blue. If it's a maple neck, I'd go with CAR. I think lighter colored bodies look good with darker necks, but it depends on the body, too.

    If you don't like the grain, paint it. Plain and simply.

    My US Curbow with a lacewood top is currently being refinished with a Burgandy Mist top that will completely cover the lacewood. Why? I don't like the way lacewood looks, but I love the bass.

    Bottom line--if you want to throw the bass in a fire, that's your preogative. So,
     
  13. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    wenge neck with matching redwood headstock veneer.

    i hear mahogany and redwood take paint really well.

    just need to find a local spray booth.

    f
     
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    HARUMPH, HARUMPH!!!!

    :mad:
     
  15. I personally think "natural wood" is overrated.

    I would go with the Cobalt Blue.

    Jeff
     
  16. .... :scowl:

    why not sell it and get a bass with the finish you want? i personally would never do such a thing to an mtd with wood that nice...perhaps if it was just a plain ash body...
     
  17. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Well, if you're bent on doing this... Just remember, if you go translucent... the reddish hues of the woods involved are going to affect your final color shade. so, if you go transparent or dye blue, on a mahogany/redwood combination,,, its liable to turn out quite purpley.
     
  18. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Probably the same reason I had my bass refinished. For only $250-$400 you can have the bass you already love looking exactly like you want it. I wouldn't want to go through the hassle of selling the bass, and waiting for one like I want to be built.

    It's just a piece of wood, guys. :D If Fred wanted to cover in Duct tape, that's his choice. :ninja:
     
  19. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I'd say go with red-then you'll play faster. Or maybe black-then it'll sound darker.


    Come on, am I the only one who sees the joke?
     
  20. xshawnxearthx

    xshawnxearthx

    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    i like natural guitars. if i could have found my mia p-bass in natural i would have. my ray is natural, but its light.


    my opinion. sell that one, so someone who wants that col9or, and get one in the color you want.