Colour complimentary

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The mind train, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. The mind train

    The mind train

    Jul 15, 2018
    What colour pickguard would folks recommend to go on a sea foam green body?
  2. Tort!
    ...for heaven’s sake...!!!
  3. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
    8F08F6D3-5DA2-4D98-98FD-BCBADA200D45.jpeg I know it’s not Sea Foam, but I just picked this up a couple weeks ago, my first tort guard. Everybody comments on it. I like it. Tort for sure for you too
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  4. I know you're possibly talking Fender but this demonstrates well enough..


    Or white


    and sorry tort lovers, but the old adage is red and green should never be seen (together)!!
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  5. The mind train

    The mind train

    Jul 15, 2018
    Not Fender. Putting together a bass from old parts. Ibanez Blazer body and Squier jazz neck. Just considering spraying it sea foam as I like that colour
  6. Ok - yeah it's a great colour - my EBMM is called Cruz teal but it almost matched a modern seafoam green Telecaster I've seen alongside it. Notice the black and white pg make the colour look slightly different.
  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    The black above is sharp looking.
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  8. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I’m pretty sure that the Blazer shipped with a 21 fret neck.

    Dry fit and measure up before you paint, because I suspect that you will have to move your bridge.

    Nice project.
  9. The mind train

    The mind train

    Jul 15, 2018
    Totally correct there. Although I think 21 feet is a bit long for a neck :D

    I've got it all measured up, will have to move the bridge back about 5 mm. Either that or shim the neck forward.:woot:
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  10. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Check your quote. Autocorrect screwed me, but I got my stealth edit done in time ;):ninja:

    Also, are you lucky enough to have the original pickups?

    non-ninja edit: painting the headstock to match, I hope? :)
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019
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  11. Black or white. Tort is for accoustics with spruce tops (only).
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  12. The mind train

    The mind train

    Jul 15, 2018
    Sadly don't have original pickup, it came with a loaded pickguard which I think is original but not great condition. Another option is to put black carbon fibre lookalike vinyl on the pickguard.

    Pretty sure the pickup is off a Squier. Pots and cap look original as they are good quality. Going to use a Wilkinson bridge I have lying about.

    Headstock may well get sprayed too
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  13. HalfManHalfBass


    Jan 21, 2003
    White pearloid.
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  14. guitarflinger

    guitarflinger Not all who wander are lost Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Front Range, Colorado
    agree absolutely

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  15. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
  16. west al

    west al Road Rex (ROAD KING) Supporting Member

    A white PG.
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  17. Floppystrings


    Apr 5, 2019
    T O R T
  18. The mind train

    The mind train

    Jul 15, 2018
    So far I'm leaning towards either 3 ply bwb or white pearloid.

    I have black, plain white and a brown tort from other projects. None would fit but good for colour comparisons against the green.
  19. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    aged white or black pearloid ... maybe abalone pearloid .?
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  20. The mind train

    The mind train

    Jul 15, 2018
    Abalone sounds good. Haven't seen one for sale though
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