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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jpwinters, Aug 23, 2002.
I'm thinking of changing my pickguard on my 50th Anniversary Jazz. It has gold hardware.
I say leave it be. I put a tortise pickguard on my Fender Jazz V then after a couple years went back to the basic white. I think it looks much better. Or if you don't have routs under there, go with the Jaco style no pickguard look.
Just take it off.
IF you by any chance feel disturbed by the few tiny holes, fill them. Otherwise, it will be quite pretty.
if you can stand the "Jaco copy" comments, of course
I can't take it off. When fender made these basses, they routed a rectangular hole for the pickup and a channel that goes from the pickup to the control cavity. I can't understand why they did that except to save money. So I have to have a guard on it.
A "50th Anniversary" bass sounds like a special commemorative issue. I would not change it at all. That's just my opinion though - I'm sure others would do differently!
Fender made em to commemorate their 50th Anniversary. They had the Strat, Tele, Precision, and Jazz. All were sunburst with flame maple tops and backs and gold hardware. They made 500 of each model. I want to change the guard because it is starting to get scratched a little bit. I'll save the original to put back on if I ever decide to get rid of the bass (probably never happen).
I think Pearl White would look great.
i think the white looks very nice.
Took the words right out of my post.
I think Tortois would looks cool. but I think anything with tortois is cool.
Just what I was about to say!!!!!!!!
tort would look good on reg 3-tone sunburst, but on yers id keep white
I'd like Pearl white, myself.
I had a black Jazz with a white pick guard on it for a back up. I was playing it one night and saw myself in in one of those big bar mirrors. It looked just like I was playing a penguin. Next day the white one was off and a black on white on black pick guard was on. Looked much better. Made it much easier to trade it in on my Cirrus.
Well, in that case, "brown" tortise is what I would put on.
Tortoise is winning so far but I don't think it would look good on your bass. Tortoise is a "vintage look" thing. And with that flame maple top you are far from vintage. White pearloid would be the best IMO.