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Old 06-25-2009, 01:36 AM   #1
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just repainted my bass: hot/not

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:37 AM   #2
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took about 3-4 weeks working on it every few days, probably about 50$ in supplies.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:46 AM   #3
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Looks all right. Not a fan of the headstock, though, and the pickguard is too large; too much black with it.

Also, for that style of painting, I would have went for smooth, crisp lines for the diagonal stripes, but that's just me.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:13 AM   #4
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You're missing a tuning key.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:14 AM   #5
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:45 AM   #6
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I like the headstock.

Dunno about the body, would like to see a crisper racing stripe and the pickguard black spot is a touch too generously endowed.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #7
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Looks fine to me, more unique.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:06 PM   #8
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You're missing a tuning key.
aerodynamics.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:41 PM   #9
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aerodynamics.
Why didnt I think of that?!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:32 PM   #10
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It looks okay. The paint job looks sloppy as hell on the lines, though.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:44 PM   #11
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Man when I first looked at it I thought the white around the pick guard was light, shine on black paint. Or the reflection from camera flash. So what I thought was black kind of metallic paint, is actually white Which I think would've looked awesome.

But apart from that I think it's still hawt.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:07 AM   #12
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i dig it
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:30 PM   #13
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thanks to those of you with positive comments

yes, it's missing a tuning key ... i have a replacement, but don't have the means to install it at this point in time. so for now i've gotta tune it with a screwdriver, which is just a touch annoying, haha.

regarding the stripes, i made them that way on purpose ... for a bit more of a home-made look, with character. i know its cliche ... but it looks a lot better in person
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:40 PM   #14
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I don't care for the white/maple look. Just my preference.

Crisper lines (possibly curving to match the pickguard a bit?) and a lime green + black paint would have been shecksy.

Paint job looks decent though, on the whole. Did you touch the back of the neck at all?
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:55 PM   #15
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i did the back of the headstock, but nothing to the back of the neck.


just replaced the strings and fixed a grounding issue, and it sounds pretty damn good.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:44 PM   #16
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Bono'd.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:37 PM   #18
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it's pretty good, i would've used manly colours though.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:55 PM   #19
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Hawt, I like it.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:55 PM   #20
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i especially like the horns, i think those turned out really well
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:34 PM   #21
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Thanks, I just followed the contour of the wood, I thought it turned out really well also.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:06 PM   #22
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I like this very much. Tough i do not like the rough stripe.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:44 PM   #23
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cheers.

i had my first band practice with this bass. it doesnt sound any worse than my MIM Jazz with DiMarzio J's ... i actually quite like the tone. and i'm already slipping that low B string into songs of ours ... it's pretty awesome.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:39 AM   #24
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You're missing a tuning key.
Probably a hint that it'sactually a shoop.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:02 AM   #25
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:22 AM   #26
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:52 AM   #27
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That's a guschmoigidy of a malonganook if I've heard one.

Shrimp on the barby.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:46 AM   #28
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You mean a prawn?
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:50 AM   #29
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Nah, imported for our swanky yank buddies.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:56 AM   #30
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Ahhh, I see how it is. *taps nose*
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