#1
So I have this crazy idea right now that i want to try swirl painting the pick up covers for 2 of my basses. Was wondering if anyone has tried this or anything similar? Will it affect the tone at all?
#2
It won't affect tone IMO but make sure you are using the right paint for whatever you are painting (I.E. metal or plastic)
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#3
probably rough up the surface with some sandpaper too. assuming the whole thing is covered in paint and gonna hide the scratches. might wanna look into spraying some kind of varnish or lacquer on it after painting. I don't know which would work best.
Last edited by mattedbird at Mar 17, 2016,
#4
I've heard that your tone will improve by 10% for every different colour you use
I have nothing important to say
#5
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I've heard that your tone will improve by 10% for every different colour you use
I knew tone wasn't in your fingers
#8
i thought this would be about actual painting

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#12
Sorry about the misleading title, wasn't sure what to call the thread
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i thought this would be about actual painting

u suk ts
#13
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i thought this would be about actual painting

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#14
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Sorry about the misleading title, wasn't sure what to call the thread

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le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
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da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
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#16
I wouldn't be surprised if someone actually would argue that it affects the tone.
#17
I'm still trying to figure out the truth of different bridges making your tone better. it depends on who you ask

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Last edited by mattedbird at Mar 18, 2016,
#18
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I wouldn't be surprised if someone actually would argue that it affects the tone.


My Yamaha 12-string is painted (there's a pic in my profile); the whole body. It didn't affect the tone in the least. Not remotely. Honestly, "it affects the tone" is kinda absurd.
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#19
probably gesso it first or prime it so it doesn't peal off, i would not use acrylic
#20
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probably gesso it first or prime it so it doesn't peal off, i would not use acrylic


Echo that. Don't use acrylic.
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#22
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probably gesso it first or prime it so it doesn't peal off, i would not use acrylic

I planned on using enamel paint. I did a test run with some covers off an old cheap strat copy i had laying around. If i can figure out how to downsize the pics I'll post them.
#23
Make sure you swirl counter-clockwise, otherwise the paint will interact with the magnetic field from the pickups and reduce your tone.
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#25
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also use ur dick as a brush

Already did, my gf was a bit surprised by the blue and gold swirl. Good news is the paint dries and works as a condom.