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New Bass Day

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by purfektstranger, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Bought this on a whim. I had owned a Highway 1 jazz bass years ago and always kicked myself for selling it. I spotted one a couple of weeks ago online (new old stock) and pulled the trigger. I gotta say it plays great and once i figure out what pick guard to stick on there, it's going to look great as well. I had heard that most of the bodies on these basses are three piece but can't find a seam. I was also pleasantly surprised that there were no routes under the pick guard. Suggestions for pick guard color welcome!

  2. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Nice looking bass. May I suggest a tort guard.

    Enjoy in good health.

  3. Stev187

    Stev187 Peavey MegaBass Club!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toledo, OH
    Cool. I vote tort or black for your pg. Congrats.

  4. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    Sweet bass, congrats. Clear pick guard. ;)
  5. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    My vote is for "Jaco-style" no pickguard.
  6. black all the way
  7. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I'd go with tort as well. I see one seam on the upper part of the body, but most of it is buried under the burst.
  8. Steveaux

    Steveaux Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.

  9. +1!!!!
  10. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    I'm no tortloafer, but imo 3tsb and rosewood screams for a tort guard.
  11. GG7


    Mar 14, 2013
    I agree! With that finish color a Tort pickguard seems like a no brainer! :)
  12. neren


    Jun 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    Another vote for tort here! May not be the most original combo but it sure looks beautiful.
  13. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Doesn't really need one. Nice bass.
  14. Malak the Mad

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

    I used to have a sunburst Jazz myself. I tried out a black pearl and was very pleased with the results.
  15. creis2


    Nov 11, 2011
    Cambridge, MA
    The finish on that is super nice. Is there any way those screw holes can be filled? She looks too good to censor.
  16. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    So pearloid (not black for me otherwise I'd tell an abalone one)
    for me.

  17. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 looks cool as is congrats.
  19. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Tort would be my vote....congrats!

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