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What pickguard color for yelowish natural colored musicman?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hans9, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. hans9

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    Basically the title is my question. Its a yellowish natural finish music man copy bass. Im thinking of pearloid but black might look better for accent. I really want a black pearl but couldn't get one in our country.
    My firend is recommending transparent clear.
    Thanks in advance for ur suggestions.
  2. EagleMoon

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    On natural? You could use anything. I'd probably get a black abalone, but that's me. :)
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    thedudebrah Supporting Member

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  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

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  6. johnson79

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    Black or tortoise.
  7. wild4oldcars

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    dark brown tort. Unless the woodgrain is interesting, in which none would look good. But still, dark brown tort.
  8. Blankandson

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    The pick guards primary purpose is to protect that finish. If the finish is really nice, your friend's suggestion is mine also - use a clear guard. And when you order one or have one made, get two or three. Gretsch has a guitar with a clear plexiglass guard and it works at showing off the wood beneath it.
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

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    Given the design of many pickguards that don't cover the area a pick would hit I would say their primary function is just looks.
  10. hans9

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    Thanksfor d suggestions. I will try to post pictures next week. It is a 2 pc ash body being built by my friend
  11. HMZ

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    Tort or black
  12. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

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    At first when I read the title I thought you wanted a pickguard to go with a yellowish natural colored musician. Are you yellowish natural colored?
  13. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Yellowed natural? W/B/W would look sweet
  14. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    Tort, black, abalone, even white will work... Mine hasn't yellowed all the much yet, but this should give you an idea:

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    I'm actually getting this one to replace it, though:

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    - georgestrings
  15. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    Agreed...


    - georgestrings
  16. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    Here's what abalone on white looks like:

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    - georgestrings
  17. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

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    another vote for black!
  18. wraub

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    My P bass is has a natural ash finish with a decidedly yellow-ish color, and it usually sports either black or anodized gold. looks good either way imo.
    Tort could also work, depending on the tort color.

    Does your bass really need a pickguard (i.e. is the top free of ugly routes and holes, do you aggressively use a pick, etc.?)
  19. thedudebrah

    thedudebrah Supporting Member

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    Once again. Black.
    [​IMG]
  20. hans9

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    I wish i knew how to use a pick but sadly i dont. The ash grains shows and the colo of the body is yellowish natural

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