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Which pickguard is better?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by southpaw723, Oct 27, 2013.

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which pickguard do you prefer on a white jazz bass

Poll closed Nov 6, 2013.
  1. white

    18 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. tortoise shell

    90 vote(s)
    83.3%
  1. southpaw723

    southpaw723

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    I feel kind of silly asking this but I've actually been losing sleep over it. I have a white Fender jazz bass and two different options for the pickguard, a white one and a tortoise shell one. Both look great and you cant go wrong with either one, but which one would you use or like better?:eyebrow:
  2. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

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    I Would like to make a third suggestion: black
  3. southpaw723

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    its hard enough with these two, adding black would make it harder!
  4. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    I've had tort on most of my basses, but dig the black on this PJ

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  5. Nephilymbass

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    I like BWB and WBW pickgaurds a lot. They don't look as cheap in my opinion. I only like tort on burst finishes.
  6. SalmonCubes

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    I personally love white with tort.
  7. elgecko

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    Which shade of white? Vintage? Olympic? Maple or rosewood.
  8. HeavyRockBasser

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    Tort has the best tone, but white stays in tune better.
  9. hsech

    hsech Your opinion doesn't trump mine. Gold Supporting Member

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    Black Tort will get more bottom end.
  10. jamersonburton

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    And just black will give a punchy low mid while retaining clarity with a nice boost around 1.900879-2.000 00001kHz.

    But really. Rosewood board and white body, tort. Maple board and white body, white.
  11. southpaw723

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    its olympic white with a rosewood fretboard.
  12. Nephilymbass

    Nephilymbass Supporting Member

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    Id go BWB black after seeing the picture posted above
  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

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    The answer to "which pickguard" is always tortoise.

    If you as you said can't go wrong with either of your options then I suggest you flip a coin. ;)
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  15. elgecko

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    In that case, tort.
  16. HawldieMPB

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    I agree 100%. Have tort on my rosewood jazz and white on my maple tele.
  17. edencab

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    +1
    once you go tort you never go back
  18. edencab

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  19. mongo2

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    Tort
  20. C.Linton

    C.Linton Supporting Member

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    +1. I don't really care for tort usually, but I can tolerate it on only two finishes, Sunburst and Olympic White. My favorite, though, is almost always Black.

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