1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. We are currently evaluating the "One Post Per Classified Ad" policy. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

What color pickguard for this body?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by gjbassist, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    I want to replace one of my jazz bass bodies with a lighter one and this one keeps catching my eye. The color is totally different then anything I have ever had. First off, is this color too much for a 48 year old guy who plays classic rock and blues? If I do get it what color pickguard do you think would go best with it?

    [​IMG]
  2. Stag

    Stag Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    This color is great! Classic rock and blues? No problem! If you want to play it safe then i'd vote for black pickguard. A little more fun would be the bright red tortoise. Those are my votes! Cheers!
  3. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Likes Received:
    18
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    White Mother of Toilet Seat!
  4. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1
    Nah...antique (slightly yellowed) MOTS.
  5. BASSKADET

    BASSKADET Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not much for that color and I'm older than you. LOL
  6. 1960jbass

    1960jbass

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    That is definitely a cool color and I'm 53!! My vote is for white pearloid or tort.
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know how well you can tell from the full shot but the paint is a metalflake with fairly large specks.

    [​IMG]

    I was actually thinking about the vintage tort because I have one on another bass and it has some gold in it. Guitar Fetish sells them too.

    [​IMG]

    I do like the brown tort and the regular tort from Warmoth, which may work out great because I might do a P pickup in the neck instead of a J pickup and I can get either from them.

    Keep your ideas coming.
  9. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am constantly amazed at the colors people would put a tort pick guard on. Any tort would look terrible on that color. Black, white, cream, or pearloid would all look great. But tort would tacky as an orange 70s leisure suit.
  10. K2000

    K2000 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Metalflake anything is sweet. A little too flashy for me personally (my P bass is black) but I like it. Maybe too flashy for a blues band (unless you're the band leader or vocalist). I dunno.
  11. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well that could be true. I might hate it when I actually get it on the bass. Maybe it will clash too much with the metalflake paint. I have seen tort on some other colors that I didn't think it would work on such as seafoam green or lake placid blue and it looked good to me.
  12. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2012
    Likes Received:
    1
    The thing about tort is, which color? Even between brown and red, there's a lot of variation. One might look awesome, and the next look like dogmeat. On that bass though, I would probably go black.
  13. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey its your bass, if you think a tort guard would look good on that bass, that's all that matters. But my opinions on tort is that brown tort only looks good on white and natural bodies. Red tort looks awful on everything.
  14. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    With a gold body I'd go for black hardware and a black pick guard or with chrome hardware and a mirror or chrome pick guard. And maybe even a black block and bound maple neck.

    I normally love tort but not on gold metal flake.
  15. Marton

    Marton

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's TB man, the only possible answer is tort.
  16. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Fender and Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    Black or white.
  17. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Likes Received:
    18
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    And really, the OP is from KC...red tort on gold....it's a Chiefs thing, huh?
  18. Groove Doctor

    Groove Doctor

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
  19. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    This. I was never a huge fan of parchment or plain white guards, but I have to admit that they just work better in some cases. I have a honey blonde that sports a parchment guard and a charcoal frost that sports a mint green. I tried several colors on the charcoal before throwing up my hands and realizing that white or mint were really the best matches for it. I think the jazz bass in the pic screams for parchment/white.
  20. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Likes Received:
    18
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    And what exactly is wrong with a 70's leisure suit??

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get to the cleaners before they close to pick up my, ummmm.....never mind.

    :p

Share This Page