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Odd Fender color/pickguard configurations?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jenderfazz, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. For example, a sunburst bass with a silver pearloid pickguard. I'd like to see that. Anyone have pics of odd pickguard configs (generally ones that don't come standard on that particular color). It would be interesting to see the mods people have made pickguard wise.
  2. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    One that always strikes me as odd is lake placid blue with a tortoise shell pickguard. Kinda gives me the willies! :p
  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I agree. It's kinda like wearing brown shoes with a blue suit :meh: .

    I think a tortoise shell pickguard would look equally awful with Inca Silver...
  4. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i use to have a perliod orange gaurd on my sunburst tele

  5. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Mine has a silver pearloid pickguard on a midnight blue finish. I don't know if that's weird enough. :/

  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I love tort on white or black or LPB...

    My Benavente fretless 51 on order is gonna be transparent medium blue & tort :cool:


    My Strat is Black & Purple Moto. I think it's a killer look.
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    LPB + Red Tort = teh win!

  8. Velkov


    Jan 17, 2001
    Lansdowne, Ontario
    Here's my midnight wine MIM Fretless Jazz with a tortoise pickguard. Not particularly weird, but different.
  9. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I must be too traditional. I think tort looks great on black, white, sunburst, and natural. It is a crime against nature to put it on anything else!
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :cool: well, the Fashion Police have been tracking one step behind most my life... so, it just might be a crime :bassist:
  11. jedi


    Apr 11, 2003
    north texas
    I really want a wine red 4001 ric and put an aftermarket yellow pickguard on it. Also, any jazz with an aftermarket pink or yellow would be awesome as well. But i'm a weirdo.
  12. White_Knight


    Mar 19, 2000
    My jazz is off white with a forest green pearloid pickguard - absolutely couldn't stand the stock config (off white bass color with a bright white pickguard).
  13. Personally I think all of these are really nice! I'm gonna try to find some weird combos and post em. Keep posting!
  14. frosty


    Feb 18, 2003
    Southern USA
    I've got a Fender AmStd P-bass in SUNBURST with
    a BLACK PEARL pickguard (rosewood board)..
    Strangely attractive to me but never seen another in this configuration.
  15. Sorry to interrupt with a guitar pic, but this is an odd combination. It's not bad though.

  16. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Lake placid blue with a mint green pickguard.

  17. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002

    The binding and inlay really compliment the colour -- I love it!
  18. Very nice!