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2 hours ago, Ricky Rioli said:

textured gold (initially I wanted to write "metallic gold" but that seemed tautologous....🙄)

gold metal flake I think 

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2 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

This kind of thing?

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nah more this monstrosity
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1 hour ago, LukeFRC said:

nah more this monstrosity
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Makes me think of The Rev. Horton Heat!

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10 hours ago, Ricky Rioli said:

After a thorough google search I've decided I would like to buy a beaten up 424 and have it lovingly refinished in Pharaoh Gold

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I got the idea after coming across a really bad photo of a natural finish 2024 that made it look like dullish gold. I'm now trying to picture the BB's pickup surrounds against that textured gold (initially I wanted to write "metallic gold" but that seemed tautologous....🙄)

Great idea, I wonder how much it would cost to get it painted? 

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4 minutes ago, Fil1ip said:

Great idea, I wonder how much it would cost to get it painted? 

Professional job? £250/£300

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2 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Professional job? £250/£300

Be worth it for a snazzy banger!

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2 minutes ago, krispn said:

Be worth it for a snazzy banger!

Yeah. Dave Wilson would do a stormer

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Be great to get back out gigging with a refin - a proper sparkles job! I did a Sherwood Green on a cheapie jazz but it really could do with a proper paint. Shame a refin would be over twice the value of the bass! Still worth considering down the line.

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Bet Andy could do it pretty professionally and for half the cost!

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The front looks fine it's just got a few runs on the back but no one will see those. A sparkle flake in Sherwood Green would be fabulous and well worth the professional fee!

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£250-300 to refinish a bass whose market value is only £250-300 sounds madness, but on the other hand, just £500-600 for an instrument that sounds and looks magnificent....

As far as I can see, there are plenty of ways of spending more on instruments that are neither.

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*Warning non-Yamaha content*

I like it how it turned out as is. A £250 paint job on top of new pick ups and then it all becomes folly!

I can see some new dings and a run but for a £120 bass it sounds and feels as good as many other jazz basses out there for a lot more money.

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Dave Wilson is incredible. He’s done about 10 for me and all amazing. From sympathetic restoration to full paint jobs, he’s the man for sure.

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1 minute ago, walshy said:

Dave Wilson is incredible. He’s done about 10 for me and all amazing. From sympathetic restoration to full paint jobs, he’s the man for sure.

I liked the flea he did for you, half way between metallic and flake

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1 minute ago, AndyTravis said:

I liked the flea he did for you, half way between metallic and flake

Yeah orange flake/sparkle, lush as owt! In the states now

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You are lucky with that price for a new finish! A metal flake or metallic pro job is in Germany about 600-700 Euros... 😞 

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The problem is to find someone who does this 100%. I did not find one yet. Bigger foiling companies often don't waste time for a small wrapping like for a bass..

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A company called Vinyl Revolution do custom wraps for guitars 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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By the way, this is a copy of the BB1000MA pick up ring. The original one is made from diecast nickel-plated steel, the copy from aluminum. The lightweight of that thing in comparison is freaky 😛
 

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Thats me back in the club. Just got a BB 434, sunburst, rosewood from GG. The itch had to be scratched!

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