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what finish color for jazz bass with graphite neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stranded horse, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. stranded horse

    stranded horse

    Dec 8, 2009
    outer space
    [ ] yes [ ] no
    I want to build a jazz bass from parts.
    I have already decided that I want a Moses Graphite neck, but for the body I want a Fender Custom Color. Usually I dig most of these colors, but I don't think many of them would fit well with a black neck. For example I like fiesta red, but I'm pretty sure it won't work with a black neck.

    So far the only combination I imagine that would look neat is olympic white body with a mint green pickguard
  2. Tendril


    Sep 28, 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Dark blue quilted maple
  3. Tendril


    Sep 28, 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Black hardware, no pickguard
  4. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Blizzard Pearl would look great with the Graphite neck!
  5. stranded horse

    stranded horse

    Dec 8, 2009
    outer space
    [ ] yes [ ] no
    I'm pretty sure I want to go with one of the original Fender Custom colors from the 60s
  6. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Black or Candy Apple Red
  7. Jeff 66

    Jeff 66

    Nov 5, 2009
    Candy Apple Red or Burgundy Mist
  8. stranded horse

    stranded horse

    Dec 8, 2009
    outer space
    [ ] yes [ ] no
    I'm not digging red and black as a combination
  9. Put up a poll with your potential options...
  10. Oly white, no pickguard, black hardware.
  11. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    There's a list here of all the '59 custom colors. Maybe that would help.
  12. stranded horse

    stranded horse

    Dec 8, 2009
    outer space
    [ ] yes [ ] no
    Hmm, I'm beginning to think the metallic colors like sherwood green and lake placid blue would work with the graphite neck. On the other hand I always wanted surf green, or daphne blue or fiesta red, but I think these colors just wouldn't look nice with a graphite neck
  13. RNV


    Apr 13, 2010
    Loxahatchee, Fl
    fEARful (I endorse them, not visa versa)
    Lake Placid Blue w/ Black pick guard.
  14. raymondl3


    Dec 10, 2007
    mine is two tone sunburst with black hardware and black speed knobs
  15. bbargenquast


    Dec 20, 2001
    Here are mine:

    - '62 reissue bodies
    - EMG actives
    - Moses necks
    - Wilkinson 5-string conversion bridges
    - Fender/Schaller lightweight tuners

    The white one sounds really good - and is for sale - but the sound (and setup) of the sunburst is AMAZING.

    Hope this helps!

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  16. shoreline gold
  17. Marton


    Sep 20, 2005
    Olympic White.
  18. How about this?
  19. Dark metallic gray. Really dark, like nearly black. Carbon fiber pickguard.
  20. Stealth !
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