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What color pickguard for a Sonic blue jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mosfed, Dec 16, 2013.

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What color pickguard for a Sonic Blue jazz?

  1. White

    15 vote(s)
    12.7%
  2. Pearloid white

    25 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. Mint green

    43 vote(s)
    36.4%
  4. Tortoise shell

    16 vote(s)
    13.6%
  5. Black

    9 vote(s)
    7.6%
  6. Other (please list)

    10 vote(s)
    8.5%
  1. Mosfed

    Mosfed The mighty mighty Supporting Member

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    Hey guys

    So I am refinishing a Fender Jazz bass with a rosewood board in Sonic blue. What color pickguard would you go with?

    Mint green, white, pearloid white, tortoise, black, other?

    Thanks for the advice
  2. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    How about a medium grey pearloid?

    Poll?!? Cant have a poll without carrots!
  3. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    If by 'mint green' you mean that tinted off-white classic laminate PG, than yeah, that one.
  4. DannyBob

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    Black! Black pickguards on red and blue basses look fantastic IMO
  5. Pet Sounds

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    Mint green, definitely.
  6. Mosfed

    Mosfed The mighty mighty Supporting Member

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    Yes - by mint green - I mean the off white that a white would age to after eons.

    Thanks for all the opinions
  7. Babaghanoush

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    What color are the pickups?
  8. jchrisk1

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    I would go with white /pearloid or mint with sonic blue. I don't really care for pearloid, but that is just me. But, if you play flats, only tort will do. That is a TB rule.
  9. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Supporting Member

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    Blue pearloid.
  10. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    Pearloid or black are the only real options IMHO. Tort on blue is the ugliest color combo possible.
  11. shrimpflea

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    I voted mint green..for the classic look.
  12. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    I voted tort (brown tort, not red).

    Mint white, like the original Fenders, or black.

    Black would look very cool.
  13. thebrian

    thebrian Still can't think of anything good to put here. Supporting Member

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    I vote mint! Here's my '60 Jazz relic in Sonic over Sunburst w/ mint so you can get an idea..

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  14. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon Supporting Member

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    Black abalone or black are good choices with rosewood. With a maple fingerboard I would go with a lighter pickguard like a pearloid or mint.
  15. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    very cool J :cool:
  16. Bisounourse

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    From the list: Pearloid white, although I 'd go with aged pearl. (Mint green is also a good choice though).
  17. Davo-London

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    Defo 3-layer white. Wrong bass but you get the picture.

    Davo

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  18. Makatak

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    Wow !
  19. peteybass

    peteybass Supporting Member

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    I tried most colors and settled on black.
  20. bh2

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