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I need (want) a new pickguard.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Felken, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Felken


    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    I'm not sure if this is the right category, but anyways...

    I would like a new pickguard colour for my bass.

    This is my bass:
    image. image.

    Black with this colour looks great, but I'd like to see what else could be a possibility. (Btw what colour is that for my bass? Orange? Yellow? Natural?)

    Also, no tort. I hate it.
    el_Bajo_Verde likes this.
  2. el_Bajo_Verde


    May 18, 2016
    That black looks excellent. Anything but tort, it's so awful.

    Are wooden pickguards a thing? A walnut or rosewood pickguard would be sweet.
    jaybones likes this.
  3. Felken


    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    I've never seen any. I'm not sure.
  4. Sparkl


    Apr 23, 2011
    Man trust me, stick with the black pickguard. And that comes from a guy who hates black on bass guitars. But really, anything else on a yellow/orange bass looks like... well... crap.
    el_Bajo_Verde likes this.
  5. jaybones

    jaybones Banned

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    I'd call that natural with a vintage tint. I'd also say black is the right PG for that color!

    As far as wooden PG's go, I know they make them for guitars, and I'm sure a bass wouldn't be any different. Like el_Bajo_Verde says, something dark like walnut or rosewood would look good. Might even be able to pull off some exotic like zebra or cocobolo (if those exist).
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  6. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I believe that's called an "Amber" or "Amber-Tinted" finish, sometimes "Vintage-Tint".
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