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NBD and pickguard decisions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 68Goldfish, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. 68Goldfish

    68Goldfish Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Port Orchard WA
    IMG_2562.JPG IMG_2557.JPG 9EDE94D4-1296-4F4B-8337-BF251C266CEF. AB92DCF9-05E2-4030-98C0-45B09D6F30EA. Just snagged this beauty from the TB classifieds. The finish is absolutely breathtaking especially in the sunlight. The first thing I did was to order an aged perloid pickguard and a set of TI flats for it. Then when it got here I started to like the original guard because it seemed that over the years it and the pickup cover had aged naturally into a more smokey creamy color. I spent some time and swapped them out and took some picks in the sunlight. What do you think? Original, naturally aged matte white or new aged perloid?
    On a side note the WD pickguard is flawless. Excellent reproduction.
    Here’s the picks.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2018
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  2. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    New aged perloid, definitely.

    Congratulations on your new bass!
  3. TDR1138


    Apr 11, 2007
    Section 204
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  4. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Make it 3 votes for aged pearl.:thumbsup:
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  5. 68Goldfish

    68Goldfish Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Port Orchard WA
    Looks like we’ve reached a concensus. Perloid it shall be!
  6. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    Good call.
  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Doesn’t really matter, bass looks great with either!
  8. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    I don't care for Pearloid 90% of the time, but with certain colors it's cool.
    Out of your choices, I'd do the white, but cream would be my choice.

    My Bronco is now a Mustang, but it looked like for a hot minute. This was the aged PG when I bought the Bronco:
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  9. JZQuantum

    JZQuantum Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    Definitely pearloid. The white guard is too bright for that bass.

    I might like a tort guard on that bass, too.
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  10. 68Goldfish

    68Goldfish Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Port Orchard WA
    That looks totally cool!
  11. Pearloid!
  12. saabfender

    saabfender Banned

    Jan 10, 2018
    Contributing to the string of pearls:

  13. 68Goldfish

    68Goldfish Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Port Orchard WA
    Definitely not my go to but I totally dug it! I don't know if you could get away with a stingray playing that kind of music!
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  14. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Beautiful bass. +1 on the TI Flats as well!
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