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Olympic White Fenders - What Pickguard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rope, Jan 14, 2014.


  1. Rope

    Rope Supporting Member

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    I recently acquired a Oly White P Bass. Thinking about giving in to my desire to tinker with a new pickguard. Currently, it has a classic looking black. What do you have on your white Fender (or Fender inspired) bass? Pics encouraged.
     
  2. dalkowski

    dalkowski

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    I have stock black, but it's cracked. Will likely replace it with tort.
     
  3. wideload

    wideload

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    TortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTort.



    Or maybe,
    Tort
     
  4. ChristoMephisto

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    Tort with a rosewood fretboard
    Black with maple, hopefully with black dots
     
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  6. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

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    Tort looks good on Oly White.
     
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    There are only 2 choices ...

    Brown tort or red tort ...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. elBandito

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    rosewood fretboard-tort
    maple fretboard-mint green or black.
     
  9. 1960jbass

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  10. cripula

    cripula

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    Agree with ChristoMephisto.
    I do like tort on Oly though.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner

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    This
     
  12. dedpool1052

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    yup.
     
  13. Rope

    Rope Supporting Member

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    I should have added that mine is rosewood with a darker tint to it.
     
  14. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

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    brown tort, like in Ric5's pic.
     
  15. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

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    +1 for brown tort. With a rosewood fingerboard, it's just "right" imo.

    In fact that's exactly what my next Fender will be.
     
  16. Sartori

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    White (the kind with the black inner layer) I think looks best.

    However, white is also the only finish that tort has ever looked good on, so that's also an option.

    Black will also look cool.

    Honestly, with white, it's hard to go wrong.
     
  17. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Anodized gold is another option, like the 57' AVRI.
     
  18. jake3

    jake3 Guest

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    red on my '78 fretless P on the right (which is Olympic white, even if a bit yellowed with age).

    tort on the AVRI '62 reissue on the left.

    [​IMG]
     
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    georgestrings Banned

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  20. Sartori

    Sartori

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    ^^^

    A good demonstration of how one has lots of good options with a white bass.
     
  21. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    Thanks - I'm just trying to help out... My other Jazz is black/maple - I swap 'em around when I get bored with one look or another...


    - georgestrings
     

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