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SharpObjects 11-24-2006 07:13 PM

Bass finishes
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

xtraking 11-25-2006 05:56 AM

Re: Bass finishes
there is no pol... but i say sunburst.

thechubbss12 11-25-2006 06:01 AM

Re: Bass finishes
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...

SharpObjects 11-25-2006 07:54 AM

Re: Bass finishes
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.

DRAGON 11-25-2006 11:41 AM

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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 -

newkid 11-26-2006 03:10 PM

Re: Bass finishes
if it was a different style id say sunburst, but ebony for that one

calebh 11-29-2006 07:01 PM

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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.

tater_salad 12-02-2006 08:33 AM

Re: Bass finishes
I have that same bass the gothic black one with the celtic cross on it.

vwjimmy 12-02-2006 09:36 AM

Re: Bass finishes
I bet over half the the ones they sell are Ebony...
I voted for sunburst.....

SharpObjects 12-02-2006 05:27 PM

Re: Bass finishes

Originally Posted by tater_salad
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.

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