According to the website,
Thus in the case of a dark background colorscheme, the normal relationship for background and body text is base03:base0 (please note that body text is not base00).
Set Xresources foreground color to base0
+1 I just removed my duplicate of this.
Just spent some time figuring out why my standard bash promp looked subtly wrong and tiring to the eye, finally figured out that this was the issue (by comparing colours to the various screenshots...).
Good catch. Thanks!