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Thread: Green Basses Don't Sell, And Yet...

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    Green Basses Don't Sell, And Yet...

    So, we have often heard how green basses (and sparkle basses) do not sell well (), and yet I see three green basses in the new lineup: Charging Green, Cruz Teal and Aqua Sparkle.

    I am not in the market for a new bass right now, but Aqua Sparkle and Charging Green are awfully tempting!

    Dropped Copper and Charcoal Sparkle are really nice too and I always have a soft spot for white.

    SR5 H, SR4 H (x2)

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    Yeah, *many* of the new colors are outstanding!
    93 SR 5 H trans teal fretless
    90 SR 5 H trans red fretted* (orig. lined fl)
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    07 SR 5 Hp black fretless, white pg
    08 SR 4 HH BFR Redwood top, mahogany neck
    09 SR 5 H Dargie II, ebony fb
    09 25th Anniversary 5 HSS
    10 Reflex 5 Lamborghini orange burst
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    04 Bongo 5 HHp Sapphire
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    Sadly, my GC this Saturday had NO new Stingrays, and no interesting deals on the older stock (just 1 or 2 SR5, a couple of 4s, and a couple of SUBs.) But i did get to play a matte-black SBMM St. Vincent guitar, and that was pretty sweet!
    93 SR 5 H trans teal fretless
    90 SR 5 H trans red fretted* (orig. lined fl)
    07 SR 5 HH Dargie I
    07 SR 5 Hp black fretless, white pg
    08 SR 4 HH BFR Redwood top, mahogany neck
    09 SR 5 H Dargie II, ebony fb
    09 25th Anniversary 5 HSS
    10 Reflex 5 Lamborghini orange burst
    09 Reflex 5 rosewood neck & top
    04 Bongo 5 HHp Sapphire
    14 Bongo 5 HSp Cardinal red sparkle fretless
    17 Bongo 6 HS Starry Night fretless ebony w/roasted neck
    70s EB Earthwood acoustic bass
    72 EB Earthwood acoustic guitar

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    Who the hell said green basses don't sell?

    :-)

    Jack

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    Doesn't Aqua Sparkle look blue, not green?

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    With 12 finishes we took the liberty to squirt in one Charging Green. haha
    "Scott Moreno"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dargin View Post
    With 12 finishes we took the liberty to squirt in one Charging Green. haha
    Well, let's not bring it up when he's around.

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    im around I m glad to know that blue is lumped in with green by the way guess which one has sold the least?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    im around I m glad to know that blue is lumped in with green by the way guess which one has sold the least?
    Black/maple?

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    Do like the Charging Green a lot. Considering that or the Dropped Copper for an SR5 H. Leaning to the Charging Green at this point, but do want to try and see both colors in the flesh before ordering later in the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmang View Post
    Do like the Charging Green a lot. Considering that or the Dropped Copper for an SR5 H. Leaning to the Charging Green at this point, but do want to try and see both colors in the flesh before ordering later in the year
    I have two Dargies, the next bass I buy will likely be Charging Green, the other green basses are unlikely to become available ...

    At this point I can't imagine owning a bass that isn't green.

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    Generally American people find green to be the least attractive car color, so I guess that must extend to guitars.
    St. Vincent "Prince Vince" trans purple gold hardware stealth pg roasted bound neck
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyBall View Post
    Generally American people find green to be the least attractive car color, so I guess that must extend to guitars.
    Well, we have a "special" group here, I suppose. Green really is popular with the Forumites. Have you seen my Cutlass?

    the I'm afraid of americans,

    Jack

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    My Dargie gets more positive reaction at gigs than any other bass, so maybe Americans secretly do like green?
    SR H "Redwood" born 8/6/2008
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    SR5 Classic "Vintage White" born 5/17/2010
    SUB5 "Graphite" born 4/1/2005
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    SR H "Orange Firemist" born 1/28/2009
    SUB1 H "Graphite" born 1/27/2005
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    It is well liked here in Colorado.

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