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Al Krow

Favourite bass colour

What's your favourite bass colour?  

131 members have voted

  1. 1. Choose one!

    • Black - matt
      1
    • Black - gloss
      17
    • Blue
      6
    • Brown
      0
    • 'Burst' - of any hue
      18
    • Green
      8
    • Grey
      2
    • Orange
      4
    • Purple
      1
    • Red
      5
    • Something else (please specify!)
      6
    • White - plain / vintage / olympic / cream
      25
    • White - gloss ('LA teeth')
      0
    • Wine (burgundy)
      2
    • Wood - natural
      33
    • Yellow
      3


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3 minutes ago, Bassassin said:

I think the Ricky Lightshows were early 70s - here's a guitar one:

>picture<

Maybe reissues/recreations of the 50s custom jobs @Ricky 4000 mentioned.

Not on the list... ;)

Awesome, yep, I will consult my Ric' history books to see if I made it all up or not. 👍

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23 hours ago, ped said:

Needs a ‘natural’ option :)

Well that seems to have been by far the most glaring omission from the original list and which now seems to be edging ahead...

I've spoken to a couple of my BC buddies and we have NO idea what colour 'pie' is, so no doubt I'm about to learn something new!

As promised, post last night's '60th wig-party' gig (someone put a Slash wig on our guitarist when we were finishing up with Sweet Child - lol!) I've added a 'plain' white option to keep BRX happy (is that possible?)

14 hours ago, Bassassin said:

As far as choosing a favourite is concerned though, I'm struggling. I really am a complete sucker for a natural finish through-neck. But I suppose "stripy" isn't a colour... :ph34r:

+1^^ you and me both!!! (Although given that stripey isn't a colour, vintage white got my vote). Half my current herd are neck through :) 

I do wish Ibby or Yammy would consider doing a neck through in their modern 5 string SR or BB ranges respectively (they used to 'back in the day'). They would have me parting with cash in an instant! 

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...oh yes, one other observation!

So is brown the least favourite or most favourite colour for basses?

On the one hand no-one has chosen brown as their 'colour'.

On the other what is a natural wood finish if it's not brown?! :) 

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Deffo prefer natural wood but does that constitute a colour?

If not the close run for me between black and burgundy; specifically Midnight Wine.

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My favourite bass is brown - actual brown brown. Far from my favourite colour though, would be low on any list if I was buying new.

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Although I really like how this looks & wouldn't want to refinish it. Probably helps that you can (just) see the grain through it, but that's not really a factor.

 

Natural wood's different though, but it's hard to quantify why.

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It just is... :x

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16 minutes ago, Bassassin said:

My favourite bass is brown - actual brown brown. Far from my favourite colour though, would be low on any list if I was buying new.

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Although I really like how this looks & wouldn't want to refinish it. Probably helps that you can (just) see the grain through it, but that's not really a factor.

 

Natural wood's different though, but it's hard to quantify why.

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It just is... :x

Actually not really too hard to quantity why: you kinda said it yourself referring to your brown brown bass - it's about seeing the natural grain. 

Maybe 'stripey' should be a category after all- lol! 

Is the bottom one an Alembic? The neck through immediately got my attention, as they always do! 

 

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3 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

Is the bottom one an Alembic? The neck through immediately got my attention, as they always do!

There's certainly an Alembic influence in the body shape & build, but that one's an obscure Japanese thing called a Kasuga Scorpion.

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While we're here - if "wood - natural" is a colour, then logically so is "metal - natural".

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And before you ask - no, it isn't. Too resonant & feedbacky at the requisite ear-bleeding volume.

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3 minutes ago, Bassassin said:

 

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And before you ask - no, it isn't. 

I have absolutely no idea what question you were thinking would be asked. 

 

 

 

 

🤘METAAAAAL!! 🤘

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26 minutes ago, Bassassin said:

While we're here - if "wood - natural" is a colour, then logically so is "metal - natural".

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And before you ask - no, it isn't. Too resonant & feedbacky at the requisite ear-bleeding volume.

But is it any good for..........erm.........

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While it is astonishing that red isn't the runaway winner, with gold a close second, what is truly astounding is that green should have as many votes as red.

Green. I mean, come on.

But even the green debacle fades into insignificance when one considers that in a poll dedicated to favourite bass colours, white, black and 'natural' garner together over 70% of the popular vote. None of these can even be considered colours.

And we all thought the ..... .... was the single most muddle headed, irrational and inexplicable consensus ever reached. This even makes the ... ... result appear reasonable by comparison

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1 hour ago, stewblack said:

And we all thought the Brexit vote was the single most muddle headed, irrational and inexplicable consensus ever reached. 

17,410,742

Just a number 

29 March

Just a date...

😉

Right, back to bass colours after that short diversion. Clearly you need to get used to being on the losing team more often, Stew. It happens. 😁

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1 hour ago, stewblack said:

Green. I mean, come on.

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Would.

 

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1 hour ago, Al Krow said:

17,410,742

Just a number 

29 March

Just a date...

😉

Right, back to bass colours after that short diversion. Clearly you need to get used to being on the losing team more often, Stew. It happens. 😁

 

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Careful...

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What could be more beautiful than this?  - 

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13 hours ago, Al Krow said:

 I do wish Ibby or Yammy would consider doing a neck through in their modern 5 string SR or BB ranges respectively (they used to 'back in the day'). They would have me parting with cash in an instant! 

 

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4 hours ago, stewblack said:

While it is astonishing that red isn't the runaway winner, with gold a close second, what is truly astounding is that green should have as many votes as red.

Green. I mean, come on.

But even the green debacle fades into insignificance when one considers that in a poll dedicated to favourite bass colours, white, black and 'natural' garner together over 70% of the popular vote. None of these can even be considered colours.

Compare our "hive mind" to Fender's top selling colours:

https://shop.fender.com/en-GB/best-selling-finishes/?rl=en_US

Just goes to show that "we" are such a conservative world (with a small "c").

I'll have a deluxe Jazz bass in the natural finish, with the black scratchplate, please Mr Fender. Unless you do it in beige, maybe...?

:: rollseyes :: 

No freakin' way, you stuffed suits! - I'll take a purple (or paisley) '70s P bass with Bootsy style star fret markers fitted instead of dots. Then I'll fit a big Parliament/Funkadelic sticker on the front.... the one with the chick wearing a big afro and her knees yay far apart. ✌️

And that funky brown '70s Jazz from up this thread... I'd just have to add a tiger stripe scratchplate, and maybe some fur trim... 👊 

I could ride to gigs on a Raleigh Chopper MK1. 👍

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Well we might be conservative in our colour choices (some may prefer to refer to this as having 'taste') 😂 but at least we have collectively discovered there is a world beyond Fender! 

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@josie I know that Ibby have neck-through in their BTB range as you have rightly posted...but have back-tracked on providing us that choice with their SRs, even in the Prestige version, these days...😔

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17 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Maybe 'stripey' should be a category after all- lol!

See!

Yay! :D

🐯

 

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8 hours ago, josie said:

What could be more beautiful than this?  - 

A hollow Jazz with plexiglass top? Cool! 
...and the police never find the stash you keep inside? Respec'!

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Btw - whoever says that white or black are not paint finish colours is obviously talking bollox. I'm not taking that sort of nonsense on this lucid and deeply erudite thread. 

May be true for light beams in the case of black, but I'm not aware of any basses with a photon finish. Yet.

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Also! 

Who would have guessed that we would collectively have so much wood for wood?

😄 

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