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What color should I paint this bass?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jbrooks, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. jbrooks


    Sep 7, 2007
    I was thinking about metallic green or sea foam green. Maybe antique white.


    I'm undecided on the knobs. Either chrome or black.
  2. Stain it.

    I'd vote for black against a dark or medium color and chrome against a light color.
  3. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    I say green, orange or purple.

    As for the knobs; Black knobs with purple body, chrome knobs with orange body, and either black or chrome knobs with green body
  4. FatherG


    Dec 16, 2009
    Solid color, not metal flake. Go and look up some cars from the 40s and 50s for color ideas. Stay with chrome. BTW - what about the headstock and neck - painted or natural?
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Camo. It's the new pink. Black knobs.
  6. jbrooks


    Sep 7, 2007
    I should have stated that I have a black and a red bass, The headstock has a Marvin the Martian vibe so that's why I'm leaning towards green. The metallic green is futuristic but the sea foam green and antique white has that retro feel.


    Staining is out. It's a three piece body; plus I've already primed it.
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    In that case, Marvin helmet green seems like the only choice.

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  8. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010

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  9. Flabass

    Flabass Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    Surf green.
  10. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    If the antique white you'd use has more of a brownish tint than yellow....Go white.
  11. jbrooks


    Sep 7, 2007
    I guess the color I had in mind is surf green instead of sea foam green

  12. StarbardGuitar


    Feb 18, 2013
    Surf green! :bassist:
  13. TheFenderBender


    Jun 27, 2012
    Maybe orange?
  14. Smilodon

    Smilodon Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    This. And a red, black or yellow pickguard. :D
  15. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    Burgundy Mist Metallic...

    [​IMG]Burgandy Mist...
  16. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    Silver or copper
  17. Tdog


    May 18, 2004
    If you've got that "Marvin the Martian" thing workin'......may I suggest PPG Vibrance paint....Key Lime!

    But! Hold onto your wallet!....This stuff will run you @$200 for a half pint of base color and 1/2 pint of the candy......Great color with all black hardware and DR Black Beauty strings.
  18. placeboe


    Aug 22, 2010
    COPPER - with copper knobs!
  19. MRDOOM


    Jul 16, 2009
    Neon Green or candy apple red.
  20. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    Crimson stain.