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Facelift for an old friend

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PlayTheBass, May 9, 2005.


  1. It's creamy goodness!

    42 vote(s)
    39.3%
  2. Go back to black.

    18 vote(s)
    16.8%
  3. Go w/ tortoise shell, 'cause it's the closest you'll come to being like George Porter, Jr.

    31 vote(s)
    29.0%
  4. Start a trend: go carrot-colored!

    16 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    After many years of a black pickguard on my natural finish P-Bass ('74), I decided to freak out this weekend and put a cream-colored one on. I didn't totally like it at first, but it's grown on me. I think the Black Beauties make it workable.

    Whattay'all think?

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  2. buddahbass

    buddahbass

    Dec 22, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    i had to look at it a few times, but i think i like it. it would look really good if you could find a strap that color.
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I think it looks okay. I like black on natural, or tort.
     
  4. Broach_insound

    Broach_insound

    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    I think all the cream looks great with the wood finish...Very Clasy :cool:
     
  5. kazuhank

    kazuhank

    Nov 12, 2002
    Portland, OR
    "Go w/ tortoise shell, 'cause it's the closest you'll come to being like George Porter, Jr."
     
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No sir, I don't like it. Tort is the way to go for that bass.
     
  7. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    Yup.
     
  8. Stinkoman20xx

    Stinkoman20xx

    Oct 19, 2003
    I like it better then black but tort is the way to go on natural IMO
     
  9. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I prefer the black myself. Screams "I got one of the good '70's Fenders"
     
  10. Roundwound

    Roundwound

    May 13, 2004
    Peoria, IL
    It's easy on the eyes...It also gives it a more "formal" look, if that's what you're going for. Thumbs up.
     
  11. very very classy if i do say so myself. tastefull as well, tortoise guards are too busy if you know what i mean

    creamy goodness :smug:
     
  12. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    This is what my Natural looks like with a tort guard if it helps.
    I like the Cream color too tho.


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  13. Get some thin walnut veneer, apply it over a cheapo pickguard....walnut pickguard on a natural p-bass with a rosewood FB.....NICE!
     
  14. orskard

    orskard

    Mar 17, 2004
    Indiana
    get the tour. color!!
     
  15. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    i was skeptical before i saw it... but it really does look good. wonder if my natural j would look better w/cream than whi???? hmmmmmm. :eyebrow:
     
  16. I made a pick guard for my jazz bass out of aluminum dimond plate you can see it at myspace.com/riseofseptember
     
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Rules.
     
  18. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    Thanks for the input, everyone! Some good ideas I hadn't thought of. :) I think I'm going to swing with the creaminess for awhile, and then if I get restless again down the road, change it to tortoise shell. Something about the black strings over the black pickguard was just too much black for my taste -- I wanted to break it up a bit, and I like how the pickups stand out more now.

    Interesting suggestion from buddahbass on the matching strap! Wow, that's a concept. My first strap 20+ years ago was red leather, and every one since has been black.

    How many of you cats are using a white/cream colored strap?
     
  19. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    :) thanks, Are you for real I didn't think people were into four strings anymore. :D j/k