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Poll: Which pickguard for my walnut/maple '77 P?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by strost, Feb 18, 2014.

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Which pickguard for my walnut/maple Precision?

  1. Plain old white

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. White perloid

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. Aged white perloid

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. Cream

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  5. GOLD!

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Tort

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  7. Are you kidding? Keep it black!

    38 vote(s)
    73.1%
  1. strost

    strost Supporting Member

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    Hi All,

    So I got this amazing walnut stained 1977 fretless Precision with a black pickguard and maple board. I love how it plays and sounds but am a bit "meh" on the color combo (I know, it's wrong. Don't judge me.). I think I might get a new pickguard to spice it up a bit.

    So what do think would look best? Feel free to write-in and post any applicable pictures.

    Thanks!

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  2. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    How about white or pearloid?
  3. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

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    Oh man, that is purdy... :)
  4. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

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    Black all the way.
  5. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    Keep as is. Very nice bass!
  6. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker Supporting Member

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    Black looks great! I would change the pickup covers to cream.
  7. Wagz

    Wagz

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    Wow! Gorgeous bass, love the look of walnut and maple.
  8. SturmUndDrang

    SturmUndDrang

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    That bass looks superb as is IMO, but if you had to change the pickguard, tort would be my recommended alternative. I could imagine various shades from more orange or reddish to darker brown working equally well.
  9. KyleSerlington

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    i made a warmoth version of the same bass and went with black. i've had white and tort gaurds that i've held up to it and while they look interesting i like the black the best
  10. zontar

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    I'm a sucker for the colour black when there has to be plastic on a bass or guitar.
  11. millsbass5

    millsbass5

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    Black pearliod.
  12. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

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  13. strost

    strost Supporting Member

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    Damn. Now I feel bad for even considering it. Guess I should keep it as-is!
  14. skwee

    skwee

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    The people have spoken: that is a beautiful bass!
  15. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    Full disclosure, I was a teen in the seventies. To me Fender basses just look right with black guards.

    My natural finish1972 Tele bass came with a white guard, the previous owner put a black guard on it, if he hadn't I would have. (I have the original white guard as well.)

    I have two 2011 60th Anniversary Precisions (a burst and a blonde) which both came with black guards. Every other fender bass I've owned has had a black guard on it.

    Even my EBMM Stingray has a black guard on it. All of them have maple necks by the way.

    Yeah, it's perfect just the way that it is.
  16. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    I voted CREAM, as I always like the look of the color of the fretboard "merging" with the shape of the pickguard.


    The black DOES look good, and correct for the time period. I just have no real love for most Fenders of that time period.
  17. ExTek

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    That's a beautiful bass! I would say you should try to get a dark brown color, or one with a wood texture. Something custom like that. Personally, I like how the black looks.

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