Saturday, 05 July 2008
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Jjango has been helping us visualize some funky colors for the SJ5. Some are pretty mainstream, some are completely whack (like Sex Pistols Burst). They're all really fun though. Rather than post the whole lot at once, I'll post one per day to give you guys a chance to comment on them individually.
13 years ago
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#10405
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That one is screaming 80's to me!
13 years ago
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#10406
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:?: Reminds me of the Snotburst Z. I can't resolve this one in my mind, yet. Either of those colors alone with maple would be cool, but together? I dunno. Whatever happened to the Reeses Orange SJ5? Hey, how about an SJ5 in hot pin...oh, never mind. :P Mark
13 years ago
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#10409
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Seeing as you are trying stuff out, how about these colour finishes: [b:1aumszud]Trans Red[/b:1aumszud] (no fancy top - over ash?) [b:1aumszud]Trans Teal[/b:1aumszud] [b:1aumszud]Forest Green[/b:1aumszud] (solid) [b:1aumszud]Royal Blue[/b:1aumszud] (nice over a maple quilt) A [b:1aumszud]Silver Sparkle[/b:1aumszud] would also be pretty cool to see although I'm not sure it would be a best seller.
13 years ago
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#10410
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Hmm... Not sure I can relate to that one... Reminds me of a suit my mom bought for me a long time ago...
13 years ago
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#10412
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I like it. Really funky!!!
13 years ago
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#10413
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If that's a metallic green with a gold guard, I think it would be sweet! Or maybe a really big flake metallic green with a flake gold guard?
13 years ago
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#10414
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you might be able to sell it to Elton John's bass player!! or how about Bootsy Collins? Does not do anything for me, sorry.
13 years ago
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#10415
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I've been against solid colors for my Dingwalls, but this one speaks to me more than the exotic top SJ5 :oops:
13 years ago
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#10416
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Not a big fan here. I'm a big proponent of the idea that bass belongs in the background, filling that area that most people don't notice until it's missing. I like having a bass that stands out but doesn't stick out. That said, I'm sure that if it came from Sheldon's workbench, it would be an amazing bass.
13 years ago
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#10418
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[quote="nastyn8c":1h98ie5w]Not a big fan here. I'm a big proponent of the idea that bass belongs in the background, filling that area that most people don't notice until it's missing. I like having a bass that stands out but doesn't stick out. [/quote:1h98ie5w] I'm going to guess that you won't be a fan of the bass Sheldon's making me right now then... :wink:
13 years ago
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#10419
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Here are some pics of my suggested finishes for the SJ5 (apologies for the non-Dingwall content!): [img:3623fsyw]http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/Smallmouth_Bass/2008-9116EBMMSR5TransRed.jpg[/img:3623fsyw] [img:3623fsyw]http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/Smallmouth_Bass/2008-9117EBMMSR4TransTeal.jpg[/img:3623fsyw] [img:3623fsyw]http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/Smallmouth_Bass/2008-9118SadowskyPJForestGreen.jpg[/img:3623fsyw] [img:3623fsyw]http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/Smallmouth_Bass/2008-9119SadowskyRoyalBlueQuilt.jpg[/img:3623fsyw] [img:3623fsyw]http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/Smallmouth_Bass/2008-9120ModulusFlea5SilverSparkle.jpg[/img:3623fsyw]
13 years ago
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#10420
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":2nhqyn9i]Here are some pics of my suggested finishes for the SJ5 (apologies for the non-Dingwall content!): [...][/quote:2nhqyn9i] Just for the record, I've sent Sheldon some Dingwall mock-ups of most of the "traditional" colors, stains, and bursts, as well as some that are less traditional (metallics, etc). As the lime green creation above would indicate, Sheldon is interested in seeing what kind of feedback some REALLY unusual colors might receive
13 years ago
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#10421
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I couldn't play it myself, but I'd admire the guy who could (and I'd worship a gal who played it). One thing about [i:2uodxscp]all[/i:2uodxscp] Dingwalls is that they immediately stand out. I see no reason not to have some colors that just absolutely freakin' [i:2uodxscp]go for it[/i:2uodxscp]. This certainly does.
13 years ago
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#10422
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[quote="Jjango"] Just for the record, I've sent Sheldon some Dingwall mock-ups of most of the "traditional" colors, stains, and bursts, as well as some that are less traditional (metallics, etc). As the lime green creation above would indicate, Sheldon is interested in seeing what kind of feedback some REALLY unusual colors might receive
13 years ago
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#10423
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Or these. The green bass has a subtle blue pearl clear coat, a custom car painter's trick used to soften and give a bit of depth to bold colors. That's a $500 paint job, so it would probably be too costly for normal production. Mark
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13 years ago
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#10424
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I love some of the brighter and more saturated and intense colors. One of my big wish list things is a Dingwall in Candy Apple green. I've also seen an original 59 Strat in Chartreuse flake metallic. I think a magenta metallic or sparkle would be pretty rockin' especially with a chrome pickguard, or the like. Regular neons aren't really my thing because to me they're pretty one dimensional, but some of the other 'wilder' ideas would be pretty neat. Sheldon I think by now knows that I like some flash in my instruments (I bought a black bass once and it kills me how boring it is).
13 years ago
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#10425
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[quote="BurningSkies":3bpy02n4]One of my big wish list things is a Dingwall in Candy Apple green.[/quote:3bpy02n4] I had Sheldon talked into CAG for my SJ at one point, then it switched to a candy burnt orange, then hot pink, but the introduction of the Baltic amber pickguard material killed those ideas and led us to the current Bronze Age finish, which was ultimately the best choice. Oh, to have unlimited funds! :( Mark
13 years ago
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#10427
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Candy Apple Green with a hint of sparkle in it is pretty cool. Back to the original question or request for comments: I don't really like the green/yellow combo SJ5. Strangely enough, I like it on the snotburst bass (now Fullie's "Brazil"). All-in-all, while I appreciate the wilder finishes, it would be very unlikely for me to buy one. Maybe a middle of the road finish, like one of the car finishes, but outright neon or super-bling: not my thing. I would have to come into [b:3ne3uxyy]a lot[/b:3ne3uxyy] of money or have that [i:3ne3uxyy]special[/i:3ne3uxyy] gig (e.g. sparkles for disco) to consider a wild finish.
13 years ago
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#10428
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The colors you can tolerate really depends on which decade you "grew up" in. I love hot pink probably because I cut my teeth on the road and in the bars in the late 70's and all through the 80's. My hot-pink Franken-J bass, built in '82, was all the talk everywhere I played. It even nearly got my butt whipped when I took it to a newly-landed country gig in '87! :shock: :roll: The guitar player was very suspicious of it. :P BTW, Sheldon told me he loved, and understood, my idea for a pink SJ. He's an 80s guy also. Everybody Wang Chung tonight! I'd like to see this concept SJ5 rendered in the yellow, with a maple neck, small pearl dots, and a white pearl pickguard. Mark
13 years ago
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I am sorry to derail the thread, but I love guitarted's photoshop-ed avatar!!! Looks GREAT!!!
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