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best pickguard for a black p bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by omoxrawr, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. omoxrawr


    Mar 23, 2008
    what do you guys think? I currently have black on black.. .if you guys have any pics post them!
  2. Kingskippy2001


    Aug 12, 2008
    Depends on what your into, but I saw a black Fender with a polished diamond plate pickgaurd. Black and Chrome!! Just like a awsome muscle car or a bada** semi truck.
  3. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
  4. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    you could go the Phil Lynott route and get the mirror pg. hotness.
  5. A tortoise shell pickguard with strong red highlights is a classic on a black bass, of course; but I've actually always preferred the tortoise shell with strong yellow and brown highlights. Gold anodized is cool as well.

    Having said that, I must also admit that nemo's pic with the black abalone is pretty spectacular! (I wonder how hard it would be to get matching fretboard dots?)

    Bluesy Soul :cool:
  6. Thump Jr.

    Thump Jr.

    Jun 8, 2008
    SW FL
    Black on black's hard to beat IMO, especially with a black/white/black pickguard so you just get the white outline. Very classy. Were it my bass, I don't think I'd mess with it.
  7. Anonymous Guy

    Anonymous Guy

    Jul 28, 2008
    I currently have pearloid on black, which looks pretty spiffy.
  8. black


    Most people will say tort, but I don't like tort, it's too flashy for my taste.
  9. gibsonbassist45


    Jul 13, 2008
    id stay with black on black. but if you get a while hair just paint it some crazy color like orange or something
  10. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    I like mint, especially with rosewood:

    or W/B/W with maple:

    b/w/b is classic too.
  11. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    That black abalone is killer. I wonder what the shipping is from Australia to the US.
  12. bassicsax


    Jul 29, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    I like the red tort on a black bass...
  13. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    I like tort if it is a rosewood neck, black/white/black if it is a maple guard. The white on black looks too plain. I tried tort on mine (maple neck) and ended up taking it off in favour of the black one.
  14. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Here's an older bass with rosewood that I no longer have.
  15. Energy


    Jun 20, 2006
    3-ply black is what I like best. And not only me - my room mate likes it also:

  16. jetofuj


    Jun 16, 2008
  17. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    I'm with Bill; red tort on black with a rosewood board. I don't like maple boards, so I don't really have an opinion there :bassist:
  18. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City

    Yeah, that's a pretty good looking combination.

    For all the guys who said "black on black", have you ever seen a clear lucite pickguard on a black bass? That's pretty keen too.
  19. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Meh - in that case (with no open body cavities under the lucite) I'd likely prefer no pickguard at all.
  20. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Yeah, now that I think about it, I've only every seen the lucite pickguards on basses w/ a metal control plate covering the guts (eg. Jazz Bass). Okay, nevermind.

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