Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

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Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by pins » Tue May 11, 2010 7:02 pm

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I am about to paint this old T45 I recently scored,and as stupid as it seems I really dont know why I bought it in the first place. :lol: I do know It wasnt the colour that caught my eye thats for sure :shock: ,maybe because I have never seen one before,was of USA manufacture,had 4 strings,looked quite different and was reasonably priced for its condition.So I thought it'll make a nice project to have some fun with!

Any ways I am looking for your ideas to coat the now ready to paint body,I have some ideas floating about like a metallic blue with a custom shaped silver "checker plate" style pickguard ? or is that gay ?

So who can come up with a great paint job idea ? ? Please , your thoughts/ideas are wanted,even if you reckon I should throw it in the rubbish before going any further :wink:

(sorry for crap pic :( but I took it straight to my local custom man as soon as it arrived)

Tell ya what,best idea that I like,if there is one :wink: wins a $20 fuel voucher ! When the colour is sorted we can move onto the electrics.

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by john » Tue May 11, 2010 10:56 pm

White with a black guard

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by Jazzbass » Wed May 12, 2010 9:06 am

IMO, a maple fretboard looks best with a darker body colour, or a bright Ferrari red (love that look).

If it was mine it would of course be a dark purple with matching headstock, sort of like:
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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by pins » Wed May 12, 2010 10:09 am

I have a jazz that's Black with a white pick guard John,could be an interesting match ? But perhaps a bit too boring for me(no offense),and the Peavey was previously white so JR guitars told me.

The Purple looks nice Jazzbass ! Very similar colour to our guitarists main axe ! Nice.
Keep the ideas coming people.

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by bassnut14 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:43 pm

white with a red tortoise shell pickguard would look really cool on that.

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by pins » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:35 pm

It went to the painter in May for a lake placid blue job in the end,but I made the foolish mistake of saying "no hurry mate" ,and I'm still waiting :( oh well.
Still may consider a pickguard though. :)

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by Kev77 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:19 pm

I do paint jobs,., thats me kev77 about half way down the page.,. It'd be rad to try it on a bass
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/i ... #msg697199
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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by john » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:32 pm

Looks really cool Kev77
using laquer and enamel and baking the crp out it
Not sure how well that would work on a bass though :lol:

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by joppo » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:26 am

john wrote:
using laquer and enamel and baking the crp out it
Not sure how well that would work on a bass though :lol:
Do you want wussie painted on flames, or do you want the REAL THING? Hell, yeah! :lol:

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by Kev77 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:50 am

I figured out a way to do it non-el oven and blow torch.,.
but i'd like to still try the high heat method 8) 8)
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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by pins » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:00 am

Yahoo !!!!! ,saw my painter friend at a gig tonight and he said my Peavey is painted,all finished ! and I will see it on Monday !!!!

He has had it since May,so you can see why I'm excited,and I haven't even played the darn thing since I bought it.

Will post up some pics Monday... :D :D

Hey Kev,you want to have a go at my MIM Jazz ????? I like some of those designs :)

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by irvinz » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:32 am

i think u should get a darkstar for that. :)
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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by pins » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:41 am

irvinz wrote:i think u should get a darkstar for that. :)
Excuse my ignorance but what is a darkstar please, ? Found nothing in google.

The Peavey is being reassembled this week,the paint came out mint !

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by Harley » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:42 pm

Chris wrote:Excuse my ignorance but what is a darkstar please, ? Found nothing in google.
http://www.hammoneng.com/

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Re: Peavey T45 Custom Paint colour help ?

Post by pins » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:34 pm

Thanks Harley,email sent to supplier for availability and cost shipped to NZ. :)

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