White basses on stage

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Standalone, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    I have come to appreciate the white finish on my Ibanez. I used to consider it sort of second to my black, dark stain, and sunburst basses.

    It looks good and stands out on a festival stage without being ostentatious or showy.


    It’s going to show the stage lighting, so it becomes a part of the light show.


    And it fits in great at church!
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  2. staccatogrowl

    staccatogrowl Savoring a spinning, shimmery aquasphere Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2006
    And it matches your sunglasses for that true ensemble look. .
  3. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    Maybe I need some Tortiseshell glasses!:cool:
  4. B5F9F904-0590-4AB6-8D74-B34C22E5D21E.jpeg I really like white basses! Your Ibanez looks great,and i always like the look of My white 4000.
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  5. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    I'm with ya!

    So many of us wear black or dark stage clothes that I just don't get the popularity of black basses, which disappear into dark clothes and black backdrops.

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  6. sleddogn


    Sep 8, 2013
    Love My Dogs
    sweet, i'm always happy to find a, post a pic of me rocking thread, lol here is my white mustang, i think up to 3 different threads now with this pic, don't hate me, lol Copy of Otto Helmuth (69 of 73).jpg
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  7. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    Ha yeah guilty. This is totally a “I found an excuse to post a pic of me rocking out” thread.

    That pickguard on the Mustang is flash. Great stage bass and my favorite Mustang I’ve seen on here.
  8. WhtMtnGrv

    WhtMtnGrv Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2015
    Crestline, CA
    I love white with black pickguards!

    This was about ten years ago:

  9. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
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    While I wish my PG were black, but bass is still just a beautiful thing in my eyes. Honestly, I'm pretty nervous playing it on small stages.

    EDIT: spell check bit me!!
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  10. _One//Man//Mutiny_

    _One//Man//Mutiny_ Gold Supporting Member

    Jealous of that pawnshop mustang! That thing is sweet!
  11. Irony. If you look in my sig pick, I've been rocking the same black P bass for a long time. It plays great and looks killer, but it absolutely disappears against the black clothing I always wear.

    As of today I've taken a different route.

    I got this in the mail today, straight from Japan. It's a 2007 CIJ PB-70. Plays like a champ and will show up under the lights and against my black backdrop wonderfully.



    I can't wait to get it out on a gig.

  12. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    had a couple white basses ...

    my 79 Music Man back in 1981 ... then my Sadowsky that stayed home in 2014 FullHouse81.jpg Sadow.jpg
  13. I love my whitey too! However, the other I have is black. 30B63910-F772-4F94-96EE-15069F35B9D4.jpeg
  14. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Never mind your gear... the fact that you have Taken, Cast Away, Twister and Mrs. Doubtfire on dvd makes you a winner in my book... and the white PJ is pretty ok too.
  15. Skillet


    Nov 25, 2011
    I like my white with a hint of mint.
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  16. onamission

    onamission Supporting Member

    White is my fav color but the Black one sounds best.

    By-Tor and the Snowdog

  17. Skillet


    Nov 25, 2011
    I'd like to take a minute and thank the OP for not wearing that wife beater shirt to church. :)
    BTW, what model Ibby is that? Looks sexay.
  18. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    The responses here = :thumbsup:
  19. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    It is a 1985 RB850.

    The ‘86 version changed pickups. This one is lightweight but the pickups sound as massive as they look.
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