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Olympic White Fenders - What Pickguard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rope, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Rope


    May 27, 2003
    Essexville, MI
    I recently acquired a Oly White P Bass. Thinking about giving in to my desire to tinker with a new pickguard. Currently, it has a classic looking black. What do you have on your white Fender (or Fender inspired) bass? Pics encouraged.
  2. I have stock black, but it's cracked. Will likely replace it with tort.
  3. wideload


    Apr 15, 2004

    Or maybe,
  4. ChristoMephisto


    Sep 4, 2011
    Tort with a rosewood fretboard
    Black with maple, hopefully with black dots
  5. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    Tort looks good on Oly White.
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 SUSPENDED Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    There are only 2 choices ...

    Brown tort or red tort ...

  7. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    rosewood fretboard-tort
    maple fretboard-mint green or black.
  8. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Berwick, PA
    Black Pearloid.
  9. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    Agree with ChristoMephisto.
    I do like tort on Oly though.

  10. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007

  11. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
  12. Rope


    May 27, 2003
    Essexville, MI
    I should have added that mine is rosewood with a darker tint to it.
  13. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    brown tort, like in Ric5's pic.
  14. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    +1 for brown tort. With a rosewood fingerboard, it's just "right" imo.

    In fact that's exactly what my next Fender will be.
  15. White (the kind with the black inner layer) I think looks best.

    However, white is also the only finish that tort has ever looked good on, so that's also an option.

    Black will also look cool.

    Honestly, with white, it's hard to go wrong.
  16. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Anodized gold is another option, like the 57' AVRI.
  17. jake3

    jake3 Guest

    Aug 23, 2013
    red on my '78 fretless P on the right (which is Olympic white, even if a bit yellowed with age).

    tort on the AVRI '62 reissue on the left.

  18. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005




    - georgestrings
  19. ^^^

    A good demonstration of how one has lots of good options with a white bass.
  20. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Thanks - I'm just trying to help out... My other Jazz is black/maple - I swap 'em around when I get bored with one look or another...

    - georgestrings