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NBD, Awesome Pick Guard Edition

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RichardW, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    Got this hot little number from TB. 2011 American Special Fender Precision. It came with a black pick guard. I took it to my local guitar shop for a set up and when I picked it up yesterday I mentioned to the shop owner that I was thinking about a new pick guard. He said "wait a minute," dug through a drawer and pulled out this guard. It was love at first sight.

  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    That's Pretty Cool! It suits the bass perfectly. Those are such great basses too.
  3. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    That pickguard looks amazing with that color. Good job!
  4. Nice bass and AWESOME pg, really trippy man.
  5. basspedaler

    basspedaler Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    oh yeah. spot on. I'll share one with ya as soon as I get it back!
  6. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
    That is one of the coolest guards I've seen and it fits that red perfectly!
  7. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Very nice! I have the red with maple fretboard American Special P, as well. I was thinking of changing out the PG, as well. Just might have to do it, now.
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Man, had you described it I would have said "yuck". But it looks awesome!
    JRA likes this.
  9. Felken


    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    Perfect :thumbsup:
  10. 12BitSlab

    12BitSlab Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    Perfect combination.

    Red body. Maple neck. Hippy pickguard.

  11. Yowza! ...And that's coming from a tort guy.
    Old Garage-Bander likes this.
  12. Resonance129


    Feb 15, 2011
    At first glance, I didn't like it. Too busy and it seemed to clash with the red...
    But after looking at it for a second, I really like it. Fits the bass really well in an unusual way.
    39-Bassist and NeverDropTheBass like this.
  13. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    It shouldn't work...but it does!

    Awesome looking bass. Congratulations.
    39-Bassist and Owen Bacon like this.
  14. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Is that a fish on the lower part of the pickguard? Kinda looks like one to me. A bass on your bass? Small mouth, large mouth, striped?
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2017
  15. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Sweet, Rich, son-of-a...

    ... potato-farmer!

    Bass looks immaculate!
  16. Artobass


    Jan 21, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Sweet bass! That PG fits the red with maple fb perfectly. Congratulations on the new bass!
  17. Kun2112


    Nov 2, 2013
    Thy name is serendipity.
    I don't think that pg could work with anything else. Rosewood fret board? Nope. Black hardware? Nope. Sightly different red? Well you get the idea.
  18. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Very cool!

    Do you know what brand of pickguard that is?

    Congrats, and Enjoy!
  19. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    I don't even think tort would look that good!Love it
    Old Garage-Bander likes this.
  20. bobalu


    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    Perfect match! Very nice looking bass.

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