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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


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

  2. adk teleman

    adk teleman

    Aug 28, 2011
    Alex Bay NY
    LPB and Rosewood!!
  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
  5. 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


    Feb 4, 2010

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


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

  8. ivanthetrble


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


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

  11. ivanthetrble


    Sep 9, 2002
    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:

  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


    Jun 25, 2011
    Whittier, CA
    Definitely Oly White and Tort

    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


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

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