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What color pickguard would you select?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassgod76, Mar 18, 2014.


  1. White Pearloid

    77 vote(s)
    34.8%
  2. Gold Anodized

    18 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. Parchment/Mint

    40 vote(s)
    18.1%
  4. Tortoise Shell

    42 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. White

    28 vote(s)
    12.7%
  6. Other

    16 vote(s)
    7.2%
  1. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I'm refurbing a P Bass.

    The P Bass is
    -Surf Green body
    -Rosewood fretboard
    -P/J pickup config (black covers)
    -Chrome bridge cover
    -Volume/3 Toggle/Tone

    What pickguard would you choose?

    Pearloid?
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    Anodized Gold?
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    Parchment/Mint?
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    Tortoise Shell?
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    Or just plain old White?
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  2. Lupob6

    Lupob6

    Aug 18, 2013
    Central NJ
    that parchment/mint looks killer
     
  3. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    tort, but brighter than the pic you posted.
     
  4. I voted for the white. The combo looks good in the pic you supplied, and would look even better with a maple FB w/block inlays (I like the parchment 2nd & perloid would be 3rd but a little too busy for my tastes).
     
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  6. og61pbass

    og61pbass Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Plain white looks classy and vintage...:thumbup:
     
  7. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot

    Sep 3, 2011
  8. sadowskyguy

    sadowskyguy Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2011
    Greenville NC
  9. Crash 56

    Crash 56

    Mar 13, 2014
    Spokane, Wa.
    Black perloid would be cool!
     
  10. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
  11. wolffire99

    wolffire99

    Feb 19, 2013
    St. Louis
  12. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Disclosures:
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
  13. BigBassBob

    BigBassBob

    Jul 17, 2005
    Wales, UK
    Mint goes great with surf green but it has to be Fender mint green. I've yet to find an aftermarket mint material that doesn't look like it's going to glow in the dark.

    I'd go with aged pearloid.
     
  14. Lobomov

    Lobomov

    Aug 2, 2013
    On principle I voted tort, but actually I like this suggestion.
     
  15. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    Disclosures:
    I'll have an IPA, please.
    I am currently having the same dilemma with a seafoam Strat. It has a white perloid PG and I just don't like it at all, no sir.
    With a RW board, I vote ano gold. Just different enough to be really interesting, imo.
     
  16. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I'm trying to do unique. I want it to have a nod to vintage, but the electronics will have a more modern look (Quarterpounders with a selector switch)

    I think the white pearloid is over done, and I'm kinda leaning towards Tort.

    Still thinking. Really appreciate the opinions.
     
  17. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    Disclosures:
    I'll have an IPA, please.
    Well, the ano gold harkens back to very early Fender instruments, and is more unique than the other choices offered imo.
     
  18. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    Question...
    Will an ano gold pickguard fit on a Squier P?
     
  19. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    Disclosures:
    I'll have an IPA, please.
    Depends. IME, yes, but my Squier is in old MIJ model, and a Fender ano guard fit perfectly, no extra holes or drilling required. Mine is a 13 hole, which while not "vintage accurate" has the vibe I wanted.
    How many holes in your Squier in question? (might not really matter, a P guard can hide many issues...)
     
  20. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I don't care about the holes. I'm refinishing the body, so I can make adjustments, add/move holes, etc.

    Its the heel shape that concerns me, and I doubt you can shave said material.
     
  21. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    Disclosures:
    I'll have an IPA, please.
    If it's an actual Fender guard, it just might fit the heel. What type of Squier (MIJ,MIC, MIK, etc) is it?