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Best Pickguard for a Red P-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iriegnome, Jan 17, 2012.


  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Here we go.. Decision time. What 'cha think. Best looking guard on a Red P-Bass?? I was thinking Black Pearloid, but the White pearloid is pretty cool. Annodized looks great, but that's prettty expensive.. So let me have it..
    Thoughts, Opinions, Carrots, 1 ply, 3 ply??? Help
     
  2. Audiophage

    Audiophage

    Jan 9, 2005
    Whats the fingerboard?
     
  3. Dave Campbell

    Dave Campbell

    Jul 13, 2006
    What kind of red? Transparent? Fiesta? Candy Apple?
     
  4. tojge

    tojge

    Jun 11, 2010
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Why, tort, of course! :) But only if it's Fiesta Red, for CAR, I'd go with white/white pearloid.
     
  5. Dave Campbell

    Dave Campbell

    Jul 13, 2006
    Black looks good on trans red, IMO... especially with a maple board.
     
  6. I really enjoyed the black pearloid i had on mine.

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  7. Learn from red sportscar designs - mostly black or white, or chrome, as decorations. Anything else looks too busy.
     
  8. PBnJBassist

    PBnJBassist

    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    White Pearloid - Always :smug:
     
  9. I love red basses!! I've owned:

    -Candy Apple Red: Tort, and White Pearloid
    -Fiesta Red: Tort
    -Torino Red: Solid White, and White Pearloid
    -Midnight Wine: Solid White, Solid Black, and Black Pearloid



    In general, i've liked White Pearloid if it has a Maple fingerboard, and a good Tort if it's a Rosewood fingerboard. The darker Solid Black and Black Pearloid were GREAT on the darker Midnight Wine; they really allowed the Midnight Wine's color to pop!
     
  10. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Mint
    Parchment
    White Pearloid
    Antique Pearloid (i.e. kind of a creme color - see below)

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  11. I vote for black with cream pickup covers. I love that look especially with a maple black bound and blocked board.

    I guess it depends on the shade of red too.
     
  12. LowEZ

    LowEZ Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    B/W/B

    06pspecial.
     
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  13. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Rosewood board. Candy Apple Red (Per Fender color chart)
     
  14. Dave Campbell

    Dave Campbell

    Jul 13, 2006
    Mint...? :eyebrow:
     
  15. LowEZ

    LowEZ Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    Then either brown tort or white pearloid would work nicely. JMHO.
     
  16. Marton

    Marton

    Sep 20, 2005
    Quebec
    Pickguards are meant to be tort.
     
  17. White Pearl. When I bought my Modulus it had a black pickguard on a transparent wine red finish. I replaced it with a white pearl one and it looked like a completely different instrument. Much more retro.
     
  18. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    I have a red P, kind of an odd guard, but it works for me.
     

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  19. I vote for white pearloid
     
  20. Audiophage

    Audiophage

    Jan 9, 2005
    Definitely go for something white then.
     

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