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Black/Rosewood Pickguard opinions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lonestarwings, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. White (W/B/W)

  2. Black (Black .090)

  1. I just put a black .090 pickguard on my black p-bass w/ rosewood fretboard. Was wondering if I could get some opinions on how you think it looks compared to the white one that was on there before:

    bass. blackfender.

    I think the black looks better in person but worse in the photos. Kind of strange.
  2. s34s0ns


    Feb 14, 2008
    san jose, ca.
    i like the black on black a lot actually
  3. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Very nice I like it much better than the plain white, though I have to admit that tort is my fav with black/rosewood combo.
  4. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    From the pictures, I prefer the white. I'd probably prefer the black if it were B/W/B. Having the white ply would give it a nice outline. My favorite is tortoise shell on black too though. Black pearloid is nice too.
  5. I vote tort

  6. chaunceytoben


    May 29, 2007
    Detroit, MI
    +1, I think B/W/B would look real nice. I like the black p/guard betterof the two.
  7. My first vote would be tortoise, then black or white pearloid. I'm not a fan of a plain white pickguard. That's just me...

    But on that bass, I think the white looks better than the solid black.

  8. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals
    Tort, if you are older than 21.
  9. I do like the black, but I can really see a tort on that thing. That would really make it look sharp.
  10. Thanks for the replies and votes. I considered red tort and black pearl too but I figured they would be too flashy. They do look pretty good though. Maybe if or when I get tired of the solid black I will try out a red tort.
  11. Richard89


    May 7, 2007
    I think it looks much better with the black than with the white. But I really think a tort pickguard would look great on that bass. I don't think that would be too flashy, it depends on which red tort you choose. I think some red tort pickguards looks a bit too red. But a Fender American Vintage style tort would probably look really nice.:)
  12. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Niether option covers the correct choice... It needs a Tort PG. [/thread]
  13. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I agree that the B/W/B would set it off a bit. But I, too, would prefer tort. Especially a brown tort (as opposed to the red tort). I think the brown tort would blend very nicely with the rosewood.
  14. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Black but it needs to be B/W/B in a bad way. Solid black is good only for blonde/butterscotch IMHO.
  15. Ditto.

    If it's not an option at all, I'd go white.
  16. jordan_frerichs


    Jan 20, 2008
    as they are, i think the white is better, but the black would look killer if the pickup covered where white
  17. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    +1 I like the outline, you don't get that with single ply black
  18. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Carrot vote for tort. If you had to go black, it should be 3 ply black/white/black.
  19. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ

    Ditto every word.
  20. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    +1....I much prefer b/w/b with a Black bass.


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