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What colour? or NO colour?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by emielow, May 7, 2006.

  1. emielow


    Jan 18, 2004
  2. i like it as it is
  3. emielow


    Jan 18, 2004
    it's the cheapest to keep it as it is:smug:
  4. I like the sonic-blue color.
  5. Greenman


    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    Seeing the body is without pups and controls etc. I would reburbish the exsisting finish and put the bass together. Good luck.:)
  6. lola99


    Jan 28, 2006
    It might look pretty painted, with a pickguard...maybe a translucent green finish so you can see the grain? You might as well do it up while you have everything off.
  7. Name Changed

    Name Changed Banned

    Apr 22, 2006
    dude just put a tung oil finish and the red shell pickgaurd and you would be set to pimp.
    yeahhh:bassist: :bassist:
  8. Cubeface


    Apr 9, 2006
    I would leave it as it is. Plain wood always looks nice.
  9. Im also a fan of the natural finish. Id clean it up a bit and leave it paint free.
    If you feel you must colour it, then I think Translucent dark green / teal is a good colour (im biased though...my ray is that colour). If your not into greens, then off white / creme always gets me going!! :cool:
  10. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
  11. Maybe stain it instead of painting it?
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Nice hunk of wood. Sand it down and refinish natural.
  13. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    Definitely go with the natural finish!

    Or a sunburst!
  14. -Sam-


    Oct 5, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    thats a great piece of wood. Keep it natural. but i'd go no pickgaurd just the control plate.
  15. umm isnt that body maple? i thought alder had a dark grain? i only say that cause i own a TRB4II that im fairly sure is made of alder and is a light wood with dark grain...
  16. emielow


    Jan 18, 2004
    thanks for your replies

    its definitely alder, the guy who build this body, bought a piece of alder and then start sawing

    i think i first buy all the other parts and then see if natural looks good and leave it as is it. :meh:
  17. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    Normally I like plain wood... but I don't care for the grain on that one. I'd paint it black...
  18. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    If it was an Ash body with more pronounced grain, I'd be yelling for natural too. That grain doesn't really do it for me. :meh:

    That said, I highly recommend Inca Silver!

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