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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Sep 1, 2004.
so, i just disassembled this beauty and prepping for paint.
i'm thinking a Cobalt blue.
maybe a see thru finish , but i wouldn't cover up that beautiful grain ...as always , jmo ...
I like it natural, and I hope that you are not thinking about solid Cobalt finish.
Umm, why are you doing this?
How about keep it natural?! haha ...
but if you want to do this...I will suggest Black Stain! It looks cool!
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Natural but finished of course.
Definitely natural. Why cover that beautiful wood grain with cobalt blue.
yeah, solid cobalt or a candy apple red.
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..
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,
wenge neck with matching redwood headstock veneer.
i hear mahogany and redwood take paint really well.
just need to find a local spray booth.
I personally think "natural wood" is overrated.
I would go with the Cobalt Blue.
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...
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.
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. If Fred wanted to cover in Duct tape, that's his choice.
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?
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.