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Olympic White Fenders - What Pickguard?

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

  1. Rope

    Rope

    May 27, 2003
    Essexville, MI
    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. I have stock black, but it's cracked. Will likely replace it with tort.
     
  3. wideload

    wideload

    Apr 15, 2004
    TortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTortTort.



    Or maybe,
    Tort
     
  4. ChristoMephisto

    ChristoMephisto

    Sep 4, 2011
    Tort with a rosewood fretboard
    Black with maple, hopefully with black dots
     
  5. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    Tort looks good on Oly White.
     
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    There are only 2 choices ...

    Brown tort or red tort ...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. elBandito

    elBandito

    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    rosewood fretboard-tort
    maple fretboard-mint green or black.
     
  8. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Appleton, WI
  9. cripula

    cripula

    Dec 20, 2006
    Canada
    Agree with ChristoMephisto.
    I do like tort on Oly though.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner

    Jan 28, 2007
    Minnesota



    This
     
  11. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    yup.
     
  12. Rope

    Rope

    May 27, 2003
    Essexville, MI
    I should have added that mine is rosewood with a darker tint to it.
     
  13. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    brown tort, like in Ric5's pic.
     
  14. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    +1 for brown tort. With a rosewood fingerboard, it's just "right" imo.

    In fact that's exactly what my next Fender will be.
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Anodized gold is another option, like the 57' AVRI.
     
  17. jake3

    jake3 Guest

    Aug 23, 2013
    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]
     
  18. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
  19. ^^^

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

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    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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