Owners of Black Fender Precision Basses...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JakeyBran, Aug 17, 2015.


  1. Show me your pickguards!

    Contemplating picking up a Fender American Precision Bass from a local store. Its Black with a Rosewood fingerboard. It currently has a white pickguard, but i'm not sure if i'm completely sold on the color. It sounds nice, but i want to get a feel for the whole package.

    So, if you have pictures of your black Precision or have a suggestion for pickguard colors, comment away.
     
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  2. MGR

    MGR Inactive

    Jan 18, 2015
    Bronx, NY
    Can't go wrong with an all black motif.Yes, I know the one they have is rosewood, but it will still look mean.
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  3. I personally prefer a white pickguard, but there is something to be said for the all black look of the Roger Waters Precision

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  4. VWbug

    VWbug

    Sep 11, 2010
    New Jersey
    Black/rosewood bk/we/bk 3ply.
     
  5. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Not completely black, and originally a Fender ('51 RI) P-bass.., but to answer your question - black on black.

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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I used to have a black Precision...............

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  7. all black or gold anodized FTW
     
  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I win!!! :hyper:
     
  9. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Yes, that's a Precision on the right.

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  10. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    No pic, but I have one exactly like you mention and I put a black pearl guard on it. Nice, real nice.
     
  11. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    The Mutt
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    The Pimp
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  12. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    East Bay, N. Ca.
    Here are a some examples of different configurations I have used with black/rosewood or black/ebony.
     

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  13. Here's my P& J
     

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  14. Tort, it only looks good on black or white basses
     

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  15. jg42

    jg42

    Jul 12, 2012
    Toronto
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  16. darwin-bass

    darwin-bass Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2013
    Salem OR
    I like some contrast. My preferences, in order, would be:
    1. Black body, tort PG, maple neck.
    2. Black body, black PG with white line, maple neck.
    3. Black body, pearl PG, rosewood neck.
    4. A stick in the eye. ;-P
     
  17. LowEndWooly

    LowEndWooly

    Sep 3, 2013
    Indiana
    Black beauty
     

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  18. veebass

    veebass

    Mar 27, 2014
    Australia
    Here's my 73 P. I have a white original guard put away. I think this early 80s guard looks better.

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  19. 7dollarbologna

    7dollarbologna Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Downtown Albuquerque
    Desert Eccentric
    Here's mine
     

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