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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FroggyOne2, Jan 7, 2008.
Nope. Not overkill. That would look awesome!
The white pickguard reminds me of those red Lakland Duck Dunn basses. Not a bad thing at all! The tort might look really cool too!
A white pearl would match the blocks too.
Anything in the red/brown/white/black/silver family would complement the existing colo(u)r scheme of that bass. The white is quite sharp, making it--to my eye--one of of the best-looking SJs out there (and I own one). White, parchment, cream (if not too yellow), white pearl, black pearl, tort, can all work nicely. If you want something less flash, by all means change it, but you've got my all-important thumbs up on the current version.
There's always the "opposite contrast" approach that some like, using an old Fender-style mint--very pale. Blue is right out, unless you're going total Union Jack. Chrome? A bit too West Ham.
Of course, by inference this puts me in the "no tort on a blue bass" and "no green polyester slacks with a red plaid shirt" camp, so my aesthetics are questionable at best.
@AmazingMumford questionable aesthetics aside, we still love ya
I still think my green Combustion with brown tort (I forget the official name now) is questionable but it grew on me!
Green and red fall under the opposite contrasting colors rule...as long as there's no polyester involved!
I just thought I'd ask again - where are you guys getting tort or pearl pickguards made?
I'm interested in this too, I wouldn't mind a pearl guard on my purple NG2...
Thank you! I was trying to find the post about it hadn't found it.
Recorded this today. It’s my attempt at getting that John McVie P bass tone on my NG3. The sound is actually warmer than what I wanted. I could get it better with more fiddling. With that said, it really shows the versatility of tone on these basses.
WOW man - that is amazing. If you could go back in time and had played on the original track, it would have sounded even better than it did! Really impressive - great playing, I think the tone sounded great, and the sustain is unreal. Were you using any compression, or is that just the natural sustain of the bass?
This gets my vote 100%. That’s a fantastic looking Super!
I used to own a Super J 5 and now own a older version of the afterburner 2 with solid mahogany body. I thought it was easier to get a good sound from the Super J, more of a plug and play situation but now I am really digging the sound of the afterburner as well, I think most of the difference is because of the preamp, pickups and the scale length.
The shorter scalelength of the super gives a warmer tone compared to the afterburner and I do believe, as others have said, that the longer scale length is more unforgiving to sloppy left hand technique (guilty). The B-string on the afterburner is on another level though.
Personally I would love to own a Super J 4 together with my AfterburnerAnd also a Z3 5 with some bad ass colours ...What was the question again?
I cheated a little bit
Now mint could work nicely! I’ve considered black-white-black too as a less flashy option. Don’t think I’d go the pearl route as it would potentially be too garish with how in your face the blocks already are. For my taste at least.
I haven’t made a pick guard yet but I was exploring some pickguard blanks the other day and will be buying some soon. I have a nice laser engraver in my classroom (I’m a STEM teacher) and I’m dying to cut a guard for my NG3. I think I could even do the 3 stripe cut out as well. I’ll just need to file the beveled edges and sand it. If it goes well I’ll let you know.
A couple things.
1) Go Cubs
2) Great playing and tone. I bought my NG3 for the series and parallel options it had and the biggest suprise was that I spend half my time on the neck (either passive or active depending on the mood). I was blown away how much it sounded like a really good precision.
3) You must have great taste. An NG3, a hyper luminal with the exact same settings I use for a vintage vibe (I do run the blend to noon usually though), and a great song. Oh wait, nevermind - forgot about the Reds jersey