P Bass pickguards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Derp, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Derp


    May 29, 2013
    My bass has a black body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard. What color pickguard would you suggest? What body- pickguard color combinations do you like?
  2. Nobody

    Nobody Inactive

    Jul 14, 2004
    Tort looks and sounds the most expensive. IMHO
  3. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA

  4. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    "sounds" ... made me LOL. Love it! :p
  5. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Like bass guitar OMG!

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    White, parchment or mint IMO.
  6. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    White Pearloid
  7. michael_l


    Aug 28, 2011
    BLACK!!! Either B/W/B or single layer.
    IMHO fits well with any body/fretboard color combination, in particular the one you have.
    I have a 3-tone sunbirst/rosewood. Replaced the original tort with black. Much better!
  8. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    Cream white.
  9. almost human

    almost human

    Sep 30, 2010
    White or black pearloid.
  10. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Tort looks classy on black.
  11. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Well, I have a ton of Tort :D

    But on black, I'm not as much of a fan, I'd say Black or White Pearloid.

    But...Black On Black looks pretty sweet too! :bassist:
  12. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005
    ..or tort - black pearl does work really well with black/rosewood P basses, IMO...

    - georgestrings
  13. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist

    This ...
  14. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Or this:

  15. tomnomnom91


    Dec 23, 2012
    Definitely tort, no question.
  16. +1
  17. Black body and rosewood fingerboard? Tort!

    Black Body and maple fingerboard? BWB!
  18. Osztertag2112


    Jan 27, 2013
    I got a black on mine! Looks great imho. Tort is cool too! Check the classified they got great ones for pretty cheap!
  19. Red_Merkin


    Nov 12, 2012
    This being TB, almost everyone will say tort, but I've always liked gold anodized on black (pic is not me, btw):

  20. Pattycakes


    Jun 22, 2013
    b/w/b could be cool, but if you want something to break up the dark colors i'd do tort or mint green.
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