Fender Jazz: which pickguard looks better?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by winterburn69, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. White Parchment

    78 vote(s)
  2. White Pearloid

    148 vote(s)
  3. Wood (Ash)

    7 vote(s)
  1. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Just looking for some TB opinions on which pickguard looks better?

    The silver finish can look dramatically different depending on the light of the room it's in.

    Please vote and leave a comment if you'd like!


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  2. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    And a short Instagram clip of it in action:

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  3. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Mint!!! :D

    no black, no mint, no carrots?

    so no vote!!!


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  4. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Either white or pearloid, but not the wood.
  5. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Of the three, white parchment got my vote. IMHO, Black would totally rock. :bassist:
  6. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    Black would look best.
  7. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Tort (and flats)! :smug:

    PS. the stock parchment pickguard on my am. std. blizzard pearl jazz bass looks nice to me.

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  8. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    White pearloid got my vote but you should consider black pearloid too.
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  9. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015

    Any flavour.

    Also. Is that video looped?
  10. Marihino


    Mar 25, 2010
    No pickguard, always no pickguard :D
  11. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    They called me mad when I did this.
    Mad, am I?
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  12. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Perloid always reminded me of a toilet seat. The parchment is conservative and classy!
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  13. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    image JB.jpg Yeah, parchment.
    If that bass was BLACK, the wood pickguard with the maple neck would look SWEEEEEEET!
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2017
  14. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    I voted white pearloid. It looks fantastic! The white parchment looks just okay. The wood looks terrible.

    All IMO, of course! :thumbsup:
  15. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I like that bass... I chose the the white parchment... I think the pearloid looks better on darker finishes, and I would have chosen the wood guard, if the grain lined up with the fretboard a bit better.
  16. I vote other. Black pearloid!
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  17. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Wood does not work with that color at all.
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  18. Tort
  19. AztecViking

    AztecViking Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    EndlessSummerVille, CA
    White pearloid. In my opinion.

    I give the wood big points for uniqueness. Go with your own heart though. Which do YOU like the most. That's the real issue. :cool:
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
  20. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    Pearloid...I have it on my Mid Wine Jazz....looks killer.....the wood, sorry, but no
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