Block(Black Pearl) Inlays or White Pearl Inlays

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeyyyyyJoe, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. HeyyyyyJoe

    HeyyyyyJoe Yahtzeeee

    Nov 13, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hey guys, been working on a jazz bass project since the beginning of the summer. I was wondering what you guys think would go better with a chrome red jazz body. Black pearl block inlays or white pearl block inlays on a maple neck. The pickguard is going to be red tort or black pearl. If you guys could photoshop or show me your basses with these inlays, it would point me into the right direction. Thanks a lot kids!
  2. Black. I never really dug white pearl on darker colored basses. Actually I only like it on blond or white.
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  4. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Get out of my head! :D
  5. dave64o

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

    You're planning on a dark pickguard so I'd say you have to go with the black pearl blocks, ESPECIALLY if you're using a black pearl pickguard.
  6. are those the stickers from They don't really look like a pearl?

  7. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area

    White blocks on maple at the bottom of this page.
  8. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I'm not much of a block guy, but if there are going to be blocks on a maple fretboard, I'll pick white pearl every time.
  9. I purchased these from a company called Creative Cuts. They are White Pearl overlays that are vinyl based with a Polypropylene White Pearl top coat that looks fantastic...Unfortunately the pictures don't really show off the Pearl that well.
  10. Thunder_Fingers


    Jun 24, 2004
    Always black blocks on maple.
    Always Pearl blocks on rosewood/dark fingerboards.

  11. Is this to be a bound fretboard? that could make a difference
  12. HeyyyyyJoe

    HeyyyyyJoe Yahtzeeee

    Nov 13, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    no plans on doing that... yet...