New American Deluxe Fender - Choose me a pickguard!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mat gregory, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Heyy

    I got this bass last week, its a 2008 American deluxe Jazz. I have to say that this bass is killer! The sound, the playability, balance and feel, it has a classic fender tone but with more balls and grunt!

    Anyway, my only pet peeve about this instrument is the damn gold "bling bling" pickguard! I was thinking a tort or pearloid guard! What do u think will suit this bass???

    Here are the photo's!!


  2. Hansel


    Jan 20, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Tort or Black. I'm thinking Water's style Jazz bass
  3. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Try black on black :D
  4. Tort all the way for me!
  5. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Tort or white pearloid are my choices.
  6. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog

    Feb 25, 2007
    Mechanicsburg, PA
  7. petch

    petch Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio

    I'm with these guys... :)
  8. KrispyJones


    Dec 3, 2006
    black pearl is THE BEST
  9. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Sorry Mat, but I'd leave it just like it is. I think the gold looks great with the black, and blends nicely with the maple. It'll look real good on stage...
  10. Tyrannius


    Jun 14, 2008
    That doesn't look like bling bling. I vote as it is or black on black.
  11. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    The gold looks great, especially with that mape board. I'd leave it. Very vintage and sharp looking.
  12. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Black would look awesome with that fingerboard
  13. Funkdrawer4

    Funkdrawer4 Registered Abuser

    Not a maple board but here is a few pix
  14. I'm torn guys! I'm thinking black on black. But the more i read the posts saying the standard guard is ok, the more i think "actually it does look okay!" :meh:

  15. I was really GASsing for an american deluxe jazz v a while back and was looking around the net for pics when I stumbled upon this sexy thing:


    I soon found out that the owner is also a TB'er (alotabass). I'm now gassing for a different bass but if ever I get a black/maple combo, it's going to have a tort pickguard. So yes, my vote would be tort.
  16. that bass looks awesome with the tort guard and the chrome knobs!!

    Thats a major inspiration there!!

  17. LzeroKI


    Dec 24, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Black Pearl.
  18. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008

    That's the sweetest.
    That "what do you call it" red.
  19. OptimusPrime


    Mar 30, 2008