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Fender Precision - Black with maple neck - Who has one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Las Olas, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK

    I'm about to get a 79 Fender Precision - black pickguard on black body with maple board.

    I might put on a new PG as I'm not keen on black on black. I'd be really interested to see what combinations people have on here to help me with the decision.

    Many thanks!

  2. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I sold mine about a year ago. Hated the black on black. I put a pearloid pick guard on it. Reall cool look. I don't have any basses with pick guards now, but when I did, all of mine I changed to match the drums. Something stupid, but I have fun :p
  3. ElephantTalk


    Jan 20, 2005
    I've got a 79 Fretless P. White PG w/ white pickup.
    I like the look of it.
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    JJ Burnel has one. So does Roger Waters.
  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It's not a Fender, but it'll give you an idea of how it'll look:

    (It's an '86 G&L SB-1 ... so, technically, I guess it is a Fender)


    I'd like to point out it's not smudged/dirty. It's a matte finish, and it's almost 20 years old. Despite my best efforts, it still looks like someone fingerprinted it to death.
  6. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    Black P bass with a maple neck beds for a red tort guard!
  7. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    What's it like for weight?
  8. Still have the blackguard, but thought tort looked better...
  9. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    That's all Roger Waters plays these days.
  10. I've got a black on black P w/maple but the PG is B/W/B not just black.

    It's the white trim the does it right. :cool:
  11. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    The bass I'll use for example is my Modulus Flea, so take it with a grain of salt:

    I've got a black body with black pearl pickguard, and it looks fantastic. IMO of course.
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Great color combo, got it on my sterling.
  13. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    The red tortoise PG does look good on black. My Jazz with black on black w/maple:

    Attached Files:

  14. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Red ts looks excellent on black :)
  15. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I love my Black/ black pg ATK. Maybe some day i´ll put another pg on it, like a black pearloid or something.
  16. Humblerumble


    Feb 22, 2004
    I have a black 2003 American P bass with 1/4 pounders, hipshot detuner, chrome ashtray bridge cover over a Bada$$ II bridge, and a chrome pickguard. Flashy in a motorhead, priest kinda way. :D

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  17. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    Thanks for all your help. I really do like the tortoiseshell on black. I think a silvery pearloid would be great too.

    Cheers again - and keep them coming!


  18. 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
    Yeah, red tort.
  19. bino


    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    Black/Black/Maple looks tough, but to mellow it out this is where a mint or parchment pg would look nice. Really ties in with the maple neck.

    I just bought a black/dark rosewood P w/black pg; it looks sharp but was just too much for me so I put the mint guard on. Little more boring/conservative with the rosewood, but also classy. But a tort sounds like a good idea in this case.
  20. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    My black/maple P-bass will arrive in March. It's being made by some guy named Roger up in NYC. :)

    I have lent a black/maple MM Sabre to a friend. I removed the pickguard, and without that the Sabre looks a lot like a P-bass. That was my #1 bass for years.