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Do blue guitars sound cleaner than black guitars...as a rule?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by LPBlue, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-Talker

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    Denton, TX
    My favorite:

    "This OD peal is very transparent."

    What does transparent mean?

    "Basically, it doesn't affect your tone."

    *Pedal has tone knob*
     

  2. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Ok, blue guitars are best for playing the blooze, black guitars are best for hard rock, trans finishes sound more transplant (natch) while a natural finish is best of all.
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  3. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania

  4. Chasy

    Chasy Strat-Talker

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    Jun 7, 2018
    Danbury CT
    You guys are not using enough of the common embelishments. This blue finish vastly improved my tone. Or this guitar is way more resonant than that one now that I refinished it in blue. If you have a poly black guitar it is so inferior to a nitro blue one you should immediately burn it and run out and buy a new one. My favorite, I will never play another guitar that isn't blue.
     
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  5. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

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  6. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    I know somebody that preferred black guitars, specifically LPs, for the same reason. :eek: The reasoning went that the good looking wood was saved for the 'burst guitars and transparent finishes. The ugly wood was saved for the black guitars since the finish hid the ugliness.

    Apparently ugly wood has better tone and sustains better...and I quote..."just ask Peter Frampton". At that point I didn't know if they were being serious or not. I chose not to push the issue lest my opinion of this person fall through the floor! :) My response was "I like my black LP because Al DiMeola. And it looks cool!".
     
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  7. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    And
    Cigars Too....
     

  8. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    You guys are probably playing the same guitar. That one gets around.
     

  9. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-O-Master

    528
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    I just went through this, having demo'd a blue, red and three black MIM Teles. I bought the blue one because it played the best out of the five.
    Ergo...blue guitars are better than black by a 3:1 ratio. Across the board. End of story.
     
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  10. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Crap. I loved my black Strat!

    Maybe if I paint it blue? So do I need to strip the black paint off first or will blue over the black do the trick?
     
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  11. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-O-Master

    528
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    No, you have to strip it completely as the black will trap the dirty sound inside of an impenetrable barrier. Painting over it doesn't help.
     

  12. Shelby

    Shelby Strat-Talker

    145
    Feb 11, 2017
    USA
    That's a question you should be asking your urologist...;)
     

  13. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    That's why when I made my partscaster, I had the (Warmoth) body done in blue (and transparent blue at that).
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    Similarly, I tend to like blue M&Ms better than the other colors (green is a close 2nd), but I know they all taste the same.
     

  14. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Thought so. :(
     
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  15. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    I've been trying hard not to learn anything about guitars, but you folks aren't making it easy !:mad:
     
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  16. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Strat-O-Master

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    melbourne
    "Do blue guitars sound cleaner than black guitars...as a rule?"

    I think he whole premise of this thread is at fault. If you are trying to use your guitar as a "rule" then you are definitely doing something wrong.
    Try using a "tape measure" and we can get back to the serious discussion of polymer based paint.
     

  17. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

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    May 2, 2016
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    But my tape measure won't stay in tune
     
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  18. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Strat-O-Master

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    melbourne
    What color is it?. They're usually yellow and are famous for not staying in tune.:whistling::whistling:
     
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