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Opinion please: Pickguard or No way Jose!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Doug Parent, Mar 20, 2014.


  1. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Disclosures:
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    Korina. Tung Oil. fingernail catches the grain every once in awhile.

    Thinking this black PG makes the black grain in the Korina "pop".

    Better with or without PG?

    (ignore the reflection of the lamp in the PG)
     

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  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
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  4. Gab124

    Gab124 The path is greater than the destination

    Dec 30, 2006
    Tulsa
    I dig the pickguard - I have moved to using taped guards so I can always change my mind.
     
  5. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Ocala, FL
    What is the fret board material?
     
  6. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Disclosures:
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    Considered that actually, I thought black with all black hardware would tie everything in more. But thanks for piping in!
     
  7. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Disclosures:
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    Maple fretboard (no tint) gloss finish.
     
  8. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    For me - no pickguard. I just think a jazz pickguard looks wrong without a control plate.
     
  9. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Ocala, FL
    With maple, I think the guard looks better.

    With rosewood, I could go either way.

    Regardless, beautiful instrument.
     
  10. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    Pickguard? No way Jose.
     
  11. Happynoj

    Happynoj

    Dec 5, 2006
    UK
    Disclosures:
    I like turtles.
    I like the pickguard, but it would need a control plate as well.
     
  12. Meyatch

    Meyatch

    Nov 25, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Pickguard with control plate - yes, pickguard with no plate - no.
     
  13. G On Bass

    G On Bass Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    No control plate = No pickguard

    Control plate = Pickguard.

    Not a fan of pickguards, especially un-needed ones, and that body is definitely in the 'doesn't need one' category.

    For me anyway...
     
  14. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog

    Feb 25, 2007
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    No absolutely not should you put that or any pickguard on there. It looks like, nevermind....how about just no!

    (I was going to say the Lone Rangers mask)
     
  15. Mark_70

    Mark_70

    Dec 31, 2013
    Minnesota
    Without. Show off the beautiful wood.
    Regards
    Mark
     
  16. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  17. tbear1776

    tbear1776

    Apr 8, 2013
    No pickguard, that wood is beautiful.
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Well; with tape, you can add or subtract at will. so.

    I'd vote no.

    Add a poll ;)
     
  19. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  20. bassthumpersf

    bassthumpersf

    May 30, 2010



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