Black Pickguards

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  1. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    I recently swapped out my beautiful vintage white guard for one in black. It really changed the look and vibe of the bass. Show your Black Pickguards! Before and after pics appreciated! 11D0A51C-B59D-4A45-B1AC-E0B8A6E15C7F.jpeg
     

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  2. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
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  3. SB300

    SB300

    Apr 4, 2015
    That is a beautiful guitar! Black is certainly a wonderful match for the body finish. Very classy. I was going to post my Fender Performer Precision with sunburst/rosewood/black pickguard....but it came that way! I've been thinking about a different pickguard but am not sure what would look better. I believe a pickguard is a great way to express your personal taste. I am considering black pearl but I keep looking at that stock issue black glossy pickguard and I just love it.
     
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  4. SB300

    SB300

    Apr 4, 2015
    Love the black strings too!
     
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  5. KaraQ

    KaraQ

    Apr 19, 2020
    Sacramento, CA
    Here's my black pickguard-equipped basses; but no before/after pics, as they came this way.

    The Stingray, however, will be getting something new & more .... red, in the near-ish future :smug:

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  6. JakobT

    JakobT

    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    Here’s my American Standard Precision, before and after.

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  7. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
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  8. TDR1138

    TDR1138

    Apr 11, 2007
    SoCal
    Unfortunately no before pic handy...

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  9. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I’m not sure what color would be better than black on crimson.
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    And I’m going with sparkle black on oly white for a Tele project.
     
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  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
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  11. TDR1138

    TDR1138

    Apr 11, 2007
    SoCal
    Ooh, I forgot about this one...

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  12. TDR1138

    TDR1138

    Apr 11, 2007
    SoCal
    And this one. But it’s supposed to be black.

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  13. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Suspended Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
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    This kestrel will be here tomorrow. It'll be the only black pickguard that's still black. Black doesn't stay black for very long. But, it sure does look classy til you touch it. O21491-1-1068x1536.jpg
     
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  14. Wambemando

    Wambemando Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2020
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  15. Resonance129

    Resonance129

    Feb 15, 2011
    Purgatory
  16. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Beautiful!
     
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    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
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    Jackcrow Supporting Member

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    North Dakota
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  19. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
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