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What color Pickguard for a 3-tone Sunburst Fender Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ezmar, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Ezmar

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    So I just bought A Fender Jazz From a fine fellow here on TalkBass, and it's 3-tone Sunburst with a White pickguard and Maple fretboard. Now, I'm thinking of possibly replacing the pickguard, since the white is nice and all, but I want something a little more "nice" looking. Not extravagant fancy-pants, but something that looks a little fancier. Something like tort, pearloid, etc.

    I suppose the best way to go about this is for everyone to give me their pictures and personal recommendations and I can pick which one I like.

    So Fire away!
  2. thedudebrah

    thedudebrah Supporting Member

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    Red tort.

    Black.
  3. Joshua Alexander

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  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    Tort, nothing else looks right with 3TSB.
  5. Portphilia

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    Like Jeff Scott said. The bass I have now is a Fender Jazz Standard, and almost as soon as I got it I ditched the ugly white pickguard and put a tort one on it. Can't go wrong.
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  7. Ezmar

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    So pearloid doesn't really flatter it? I was thinking that might look nice, but a lot of things do, in theory.

    Also, what tort would look nice, besides red? I like the red, but if there were something lighter, to provide more contrast, that still looked good?
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  10. DERECOLA

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    I like black..
  11. Marton

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    Fixed :smug:.
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  13. Youngspanion

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    I've looked around here and I also believe that the tort looks nice-est on the three tone sunburst finish. I've one with a rosewood fretboard. I want to add the ashtray cover and pickup cover. Also block inlay stickers. Pearloid.
  14. TC2112

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    2T Burst and Maple - Gold Ano
    3T Burst and anything - Tort!

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  15. eee

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    Tape a cat to your bass
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Four words - TEE OH ARUH TEE
  17. C.Linton

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    +1, had it on a 3ts SX P-bass with a maple board, it looked teriffic. Tort is WAY overused. (IMO)
  18. Ezmar

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    Are there different colors/variations of tort? Also, any opinions on a pearloid guard?
  19. bassguitarthund

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    Personally I like Perloid. Black would also look good. However this is TB so I am required to say Tort!!!
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    I love the tort on my bass but I don't disagree with you at all. Part of the problem, IMO, is that there is a lot of cheap, bad tort out there. You really need to make sure the tort you pick accents the burst on your bass or compliments the solid colour if that is the case.

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