Which pickguard on a Fender Road Worn Fiesta Red Jazz Bass???

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  1. bassman81

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    So I scored myself a Fender Road Worn Fiesta Red Jazz Bass, and I love it... It’s probably the nicest jazz bass I have ever player... But I’m just not sure which pick guard I like better... The original Tortoise shell, or just the plain white, which from my research, is what originally was on the 62/63 Fender Jazz Basses...

    Any thoughts?

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  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    I will be of NO help, I'm afraid.
    Those BOTH look great, I couldn't decide either.
     
  3. bassistjoe93

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    Tort gets my vote. I love tort and fiesta red almost as much as tort and black.
     
  4. Jim Carr

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    Whichever sounds...uh...the best? no? uh never mind. :bag: :D
     
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  6. Kmonk

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    I don't like either of them but I think it would look great with a white pearl pickguard.
     
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    The white is too stark on that relic'd bass. Tort or mint, IMO.
     
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    Another vote for tort. It really makes the bass blend together (Color wise) and helps transition that darker rosewood board to the bright red. Maybe if the white was worn/relic'd I would enjoy it more, but as it stands tort has my vote
     
  9. petrus61

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    Mint green if the FR is of a more salmon hue. White if it is of a more tomato soup hue.

    Here's the Ox's Frankenstein at auction:
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    I like tort on FR, but only if its a rosewood board.
     
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    You're gonna want that Tort on that bass.
     
  12. Hopkins

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    The white looks better out of the two, but if it were up to me it would have a single ply black guard. I just don't understand the love for tort on anything other than white.
     
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    Crap...I missed the pic and my brain kept saying P bass/maple

    Most definitely tort on that J bird.
     
  14. Jimmy Stump

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    Tort looks like the better of the two IMO. A white pearloid guard may look good too.
     
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  16. bassman81

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    I stuck with the tort, I think it suits the bass better ;)
     
  17. bigmoosepi

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    how about ano gold?


    oh wait they probably don't make those for Js :atoz:
     

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