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What color?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rygelxvi, May 13, 2003.

  1. Sky Blue

    7 vote(s)
  2. Chrome Red

    15 vote(s)
  3. 3-tone Sunburst

    35 vote(s)
  4. Black

    11 vote(s)
  1. rygelxvi


    Jan 6, 2003
    Which color should i get for my new american jazz bass with rosewood fretboard? my current one is aqua marine matalic (blue) with maple fretboard.
  2. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    I think that this is very subjective, and obviously nobody has the same tastes as you do.

    But before I finish and be of no help at all, let me just say that I have a fetish for red jazz basses:D :smug:

    :ninja: :D
  3. bentem


    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    I said red, but sunburst would be good too.
  4. I'm personally partial to sunburst on a jazz with a rosewood fretboard, but red would definately be my second choice.
  5. rygelxvi


    Jan 6, 2003
    Well normally I wouldn't ask such a question. But this is my backup so It's not so important. The other reason is I'm not really blow away by any of the colors fender is offering. Not like when I got my other one. Not only did I love the color but it was discounted because they couldn't move that color. What a deal. Anyway it's not like I don't like the colors they have now, they just dont grab me. For a company as big as fender you'd think they'd offer a sh!tload of colors.
  6. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Yeah, I understand.

    But as for the sh!tload of colors idea, Fender still has a LOT more than Ibanez. I don't like that about them; "get it in black, or 1 different color." :rolleyes:

    But yeah, definitely red for jazzes.:D
  7. rygelxvi


    Jan 6, 2003
    Yeah but look at Music Man. Tons of kick @ss colors. Some really outta this world ones too.
  8. I would get a red one. It would be a nice contrast to your aqua colored Jazz bass.
  9. Sunburst.

    I'm going to get a Fender MIM jazz fretless sometime this year (Warwick deal's off :bawl:), and I'm getting that with a sunburst and a white pickguard. I'm not sure what fretboard I'm getting - wouldn't know wood if I ran into it - but it's the darker one; the light ones don't do it for me.

    But that's just my $0.02.


    May 7, 2003
    i would go 4 the vintage 3 color sunburst, nothing says FENDER JAZZ like a vintage tri color sunburst finish. i like many of the solid colors on p-basses but when i get my 62 re-issue j/bass its gonna be a s/burst body,r/wood frett-board, and a t/shell p-gaurd. to me thats a jazz bass!:bassist:
  11. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I like the vintage sunburst look. It's sort of the original and works in any setting.
  12. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    I LOVE the look of a white jazz with tortoise shell p/g. But just look around, see what really stands out to your eyes. :cool:

  13. Sunburst. Sunburst on any bass or guitar for me.

  14. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Sunburst- It's a classic look.
  15. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I said sumburst, because as stated already, vintage vibe all the way. Black would be good too, but that's because black is really the only solid color I like on basses. Transparent anything would be nice, but sunbursts and black on fenders.
  16. Red.

    If it had block inlays, I'd say go for Sunburst. That's totally old-school. But red.
  17. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    A bright shiny chrome red would look slick! My second choice woudl be sky blue. I'm kinda sick of looking at sunburst adn tobacco burst basses- tehy just don't do anything for me. I want a jazz in bright sunshine yellow or traffic-light green myself. :D
  18. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Red guirars and basses are cool. That's the best of the choices you have there.

    Green is even better. :)
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    If you could go to a store that has all the color options you're looking for, I'd try them all & buy the one that plays best. If all things are equal, I'd take the red one. You already have a blueish bass & I REALLY dislike the Fender sunbursts!!!!!

    If you were buying site unseen, RED
  20. ibanezman80


    May 7, 2003