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What is your favorite vintage J bass color scheme

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ivanthetrble, Mar 28, 2013.


  1. ivanthetrble

    ivanthetrble

    Sep 9, 2002
    Orygun
    Please post pictures if possible. This has always been one of my favorites.

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  2. adk teleman

    adk teleman

    Aug 28, 2011
    Alex Bay NY
    LPB and Rosewood!!
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  3. Sonic Blue, Mary Kay White, Sea Foam Green, and Shell Pink. Not necessarily in that order.
     
  4. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
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  5. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    black body, white pg, maple board, white mop blocks. had a 1979 like that. traded it like a fool.
     
  6. k31bassman

    k31bassman

    Feb 4, 2010
    Nebraska
    +1
     

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  7. My fave is Candy apple Red, with a matching headstock!

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    ...but i am also partial to Antigua... aka: swag-burst!

    78Jazz.
     
  8. ivanthetrble

    ivanthetrble

    Sep 9, 2002
    Orygun
    Not really vintage but sweeeet! :hyper:
     
  9. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot

    Sep 3, 2011
    My fav is Lake Placid Blue w/matching headstock.
     
  10. :D How's about this then:

    jackson_5.
     
  11. ivanthetrble

    ivanthetrble

    Sep 9, 2002
    Orygun
    Hummm, I stand corrected and I need to work on my 'fro! ;)
     
  12. PJ Muzikmansky

    PJ Muzikmansky

    Jan 4, 2013
    That Antigua would be a late '70s model...am I right?

    It looks like it has a 3 bolt neck...hence the poor neck alignment in relation to the strings.

    Great looking axe, but those 3 bolt necks with the micro tilt adjustment REALLY sucked the tone out of the bass
     
  13. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    I'm not sure I can say I ever noticed any tone difference in the three bolt over four. The worst alignment I ever had was a four bolt (1992 American Standard "Boner") and all of my Elites have tilt neck adjustments and I like the sound they make.

    Maybe you are thinking about the oversized neck slots some of the '70s basses have? G&Ls and early Musicmans all have three bolts and I have never heard about any troubles with those.
     
  14. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out....

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    +1 here; or Lake Placid Blue, white pearloid PG, maple neck with white mop blocks
     
  15. Nothing tops a NICE (target) sunburst, with tortoise pickguard, rosewood fretboard and all the blingbling added:

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  16. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    That's mine as well, and what I own.

    Other acceptable answers would be: Black body, rosewood, tort.
     
  17. Adub311

    Adub311

    Jun 25, 2011
    Whittier, CA
    Definitely Oly White and Tort
     
  18. ROOTSnFIFTHS

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    3 tone sunburst/ Tort PG and rosewood...All the way. 2nd choice is Sea Foam Green with white PG. Oh so good!
     
  19. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    1. Oly white/brown tort/rosewood (I have a '62 AVRI like this)
    2. 3TSB
    3. LPB
    4. Seafoam
    5. CAR
    6. Natural
    7. Black

    How about, all of the above!! :hyper:

    EDIT: How could I forget SHELL PINK!!! :bassist:
     
  20. BassAgent

    BassAgent

    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    Olympic white & tort, preferably with dots & binding. Like mine.
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