View Full Version : Bass finishes

11-24-2006, 07:13 PM
Hey everyone. I need a general people's opinion on which finish on a bass guitar to get. Currently, I own a tiger flame P-bass copy, and I want to move up to a better instrument. I already decided on an Epiphone Thunderbird, but I don't know which finsish to get it in.


Please click on the mini picture and cast a vote for Vintage Sunburst (the first finish) or Ebony (black, the second).

I'm leaning towards Ebony, but I'd like to know what everyone thinks.

BTW, Epiphone doesn't make left-handed basses. I'm going to have to re-string it and turn it upside-down. Please picture the bass upside-down in your mind. lol

11-25-2006, 05:56 AM
there is no pol... but i say sunburst.

11-25-2006, 06:01 AM
Alright man.... IMO moving up to a better instruments should entail a larger fret board with another string.... There are plenty of 5 strings out there that can be in that price range LOL...
Ok enough lousy suggestions

Ebony FTW...

11-25-2006, 07:54 AM
lol thanks chubbs, but I don't need another string, I'm a 4 stinger guy. My way of moving up is from a $100 bass to a $400 bass. I need something with a bit more quality. Plus, I already played it at a guitarcenter. I loved the neck.

11-25-2006, 11:41 AM
My oldest boy bought the middle son a 5 string for his b-day. He kinda liked it at first but went back to the Ibanez I bought him years back. Ibanez is nice because they have a thin neck and are concave at the back of the body. A very comfortable bass for a decent price. It's very easy to barter prices at Guitar Center. For prices there: don't be afraid to ask for a lower price, you just might get it -

11-26-2006, 03:10 PM
if it was a different style id say sunburst, but ebony for that one

11-29-2006, 07:01 PM
ya, my guitar is an ibanez. good stuff :D

but anyway, thats a pretty nice bass you picked out. i'd have to say the pellum blue, but since you've knocked that out...

im with newkid. on that style, id have to go with ebony.

12-02-2006, 08:33 AM
I have that same bass the gothic black one with the celtic cross on it.

12-02-2006, 09:36 AM
I bet over half the the ones they sell are Ebony...
I voted for sunburst.....

12-02-2006, 05:27 PM
I have that same bass the gothic black one with the celtic cross on it.

Yeah, I took a look at it. Seemed cool enough, but I just didn't care for it all too much. I'd rather have the T-bird on the guard too. But thats just me.

I went to Guitarcenter the other day, and they had the sunburst. It looked really nice. More of a mahogany burst, but it was nice. I played it, and even though I had to play it upside-down, it felt really nice. Sounded great through their setup in the "bass room" too. Very punchy, and gives me a sort of muddiness I don't seem to get with my P when I wanted it. Great with a pick or fingers, and I loved the concave thumbrest the pickup covers had.