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what color should i paint this Rob Allen D8 - 8 string?

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

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer


    i hear koa takes flat black nicely.

  2. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    :scowl: oh f....
  3. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I hope that's a joke, beautiful looking bass though. Classiest 8-string i've seen so far.
  4. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I need full pics.
  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Their is only one correct answer to this question: flourescent yellow and puke green in a swirl pattern. ;)

    Seriously though, nice wood. Really nice wood.
  6. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Holy s***, that is gorgeous.

  7. Don't touch it!!! Look at the figuring!!!! :scowl:
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    I say paint it a faux flamed redwood ;)
  9. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I have dibs on that if you ever sell it Fred. Seriously.
  10. Thats so pretty my eyes are burning...

    I claim it if Jared has some sort of 'accident' in the next 'couple years' or 'so'. :D
  11. ahhhhhhh my heart just stopped for a moment!
  12. dwjazz54


    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    First and foremost- If you paint that, God himself will personally look down and frown upon thee (and He isn't even a bass player).

    Secondly, what exactly is it? Is it an 8-string guitar? Four bass strings and four guitar strings? I don't think it's a John Turner-style eight, right?

    But it surely is among the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Don't you dare touch it. :eyebrow:
  13. Jugghaid


    Jun 28, 2002
    Denver, CO, USA
    That is one amazing instrument. Tell us a bit about it. What tuning are you using?
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member


    I don't think that would look good in a solid color. For some reason it screams 'olive camouflage'. Or maybe one of those crackle finishes like Charvel uses?
  15. outofthedeep

    outofthedeep Guest

    Jan 14, 2004
    East Texas
    who told you God din't play bass??? they lied! :D
  16. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Whoa... :eek:

    How is it strung?
  17. mz91


    Apr 19, 2002
    Zug, Switzerland

    Seriously, that is one STUNNING bass. Holy Crap! Was just on the Rob Allen site. No info on that thing what so ever. Looks like something Charlie Hunter would play... Only he had 3 Bass strings and 5 Guitar strings on his guitar.

    Man, that thing with a looper would be HELA fun to play...

  18. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    "Pile o' Skulls" Jackson Custom Shop-style, end of story. Koa is so not \m/etal. :scowl:
  19. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Paint it the brightest green you can find. You could throw in some pink accents too.

    Beautiful bass.
  20. I think it would look great in a textured teal like a SUB. Now if you could only find someone to make you a diamond plate pick guard...