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What to do....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BillyBishop, Feb 8, 2002.


  1. White

    9 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Sunburst

    26 vote(s)
    54.2%
  3. Black

    13 vote(s)
    27.1%
  1. BillyBishop

    BillyBishop

    Feb 7, 2001
    Canada
    Im buying a new bass, a fender MIM p-bass(my squier is dying) Anyways, I just cant decide on the colour. Whatever gets the most votes is the one I'm going to choose.

    If I get the white one, then I'm going to put a black pickgaurd on it.

    If I get the Sunburst one, I'm also going to put a black pickgaurd on it.

    If I get the black one, Ill either put a black pickgaurd on it, or leave it the way it is.

    This is only a question of looks. I'm going insane so decide for me.
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Black shows EVERY dirt smudge, fingerprint, and spec of dust...just a heads up.

    Hmn...MIM P...I'd go for the Midnight wine with a black picgaurd, and maple fretboard.

    I think that'd look pretty killer.
     
  3. I agree... black basses look pretty cool but the headaches you get trying to clean the thing aren't worth it.
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Black P w/black pickguard is CLASSIC!!!!

    P.S. Fender MIM STD's aren't offered w/a maple fretboard or I'd have one. :)
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    My bad. I still gotta love the dark body/light neck combo.

    Actually, I just GASed myself for a Fender P in Midnight Wine w/ the black pickguard. That would look really cool...
     
  6. Black.
    Mine is black with a white pickguard. I'm getting a custom spiderweb pickguard for it soon though. Black is hard to keep clean, but only if you don't ever clean it. I just wipe mine down with a lint free cloth and some polish and it gets all the dust, fingerprints, etc. off and make it looks like new.
     
  7. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Why don't you get the color YOU like, not the one someone else wants?
     
  8. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I have a MIM J in Midnight Wine with a white pearl pickguard. Sweet....
     
  9. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    just get whatever, take it home, and strip it!!!



    natural finish oWNZ JOO. :D



    jason
     
  10. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    amen to that. i love white with red tortise shell ( or black )
     
  11. BillyBishop

    BillyBishop

    Feb 7, 2001
    Canada
    I like them all
     
  12. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    especially when the wood is gross and has ugly green streaks through it. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
  14. Don't let this happen to you. Maybe its just me but this Pickgaurd is not an improvement.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Black /w Black Pearloid
    or
    Sunburst /w Tortoise Shell

    my favorites
     
  16. lowfreqman

    lowfreqman

    Aug 18, 2001
    behind a bass
    I vote black on black or red shell on white. Both will look pretty tight!
     
  17. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    Black, and then change the pickguard to Black-white -black. this combo rocks!

    this is my P:
     
  18. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    I agree.
     
  19. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    So just go and pick one then.:rolleyes:
     
  20. BillyBishop

    BillyBishop

    Feb 7, 2001
    Canada
    The last time I did that (with my jazz bass) I ended up being in the store for 5 hours trying to choose a colour :/