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Fender P - Choose a Pickguard!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jenderfazz, May 4, 2006.

  1. White on Black

    35 vote(s)
  2. Black on Black

    114 vote(s)
  3. Carrot-colored

    47 vote(s)
  1. So I'm buying an early 70s P... black body with maple fretboard. It's a dream.

    Do I keep the white pickguard or go black/black, stealth mode?

    Let's give you an idea of the two:



    Except the neck finish is reaaally nice (darker glossy headstock!).

    PS: Do I want the finger-rest under the strings? It's black, which offsets the white pickguard very nicely. It might be unnecessary with a black guard, though.
  2. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    Definitely Black, no question.

    I personally wouldn't put the finger rest under the strings, unless you plan on playing with your thumb.
  3. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    My first bass was a black on black P copy with maple fretboard, made by Hondo. I don't miss it.

    In other words, anything but that combination.
  4. Demon


    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    Carrot Colored def! But seriously, its your opinion that matters, everyone is different, you cant make us make such a choice, but if you want my opinion, White Pickguard, black on black is boring.
  5. White pearl - formal with studs and cuff-links.
  6. KayCee


    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
  7. Where's tort on black?
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine

    or carrots;)

    thumbrest on top.
  9. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    purple moto (pearloid-style).
    (a guitarist friend of mine did this with a black strat with maple fretboard. it looks pretty killer, mang. if you're into something different.)
  10. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    Black is beautiful...
  11. black white black, the white ones always get that grunge on them and it looks like a rest stop toilet seat.
    Or tortiseshell
    Or blue swirl
  12. I personally say a Tort guard would look great, but you may not be into that, so from just your options, I'd go stealth style. White on black is the absolute max of boringness and unoriginality in a Fender bass/guitar. Yeah, lots of people do black on black, as well as tort on black, but not to that extent.
  13. Humabass

    Humabass Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Gotta go black. Gives it the Roger Waters vibe.
  14. Andre_gt7


    Jan 4, 2005
    Atlanta - GA
    Black. NQA. It looks so good with that light fretboard:hyper:
  15. Jones_5s


    Feb 24, 2004
    Quebec, Canada
    to each his own, but i would go black on black, especially with a light fretboard. looks classy
  16. i'm really baised to black pickguards and its rare i like white PGs on anybass..... so i voted black.

    i really like black on black anyway.
  17. foyos


    Feb 10, 2006
    lisbon portugal
    black on black4me...but i dont like white pickguards
  18. TyKao


    Jun 29, 2003
    Black on black is the hottest combination possible. Where can you go from there? Nowhere!

    Seriously though, go with black. Tort works if it's a rosewood board, but I think it looks weird if you're dealing with a maple/maple neck. The color contrast just looks... off. Black/white/maple is fine too, but something about the black makes it look meaner and less plastic.
  19. BadB


    May 25, 2005
    AZ, USA
    Black. White would be better than :shudder: tort.
  20. If you dont want a Tort PG, then Id say black.


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