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Photoshoppers: Pimp my SUB5 fretless!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by philthygeezer, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002
    _MG_6405sm. SUB5FL.

    I'm really liking my SUB, but the black on black needs a little pizzaz! What sort of pickguard would look great? What else would you do?
  2. Matt_W


    May 3, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    Aesthetically speaking, I would go for:

    Black Pick Guard Screws.
    Black control Knobs.
    Maple Fret Board.
  3. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    What's that one pickguard that EBMM uses? I think it's like black ice or something. That would look cool.
  4. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    the only other color on that bass is white which is the nut and the logo..

    White pearl would jazz that baby up real nice and make it elegant looking as well. Like a tuxedo.
  5. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I'd do the following:

    * try a tort guard that has a color similar to the fretboard
    * try a Baltic Amber guard
    * black control knobs
    * black bridge saddles
  6. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002
    That baltic amber looks neat. I agree with the sentiment of the white pearl as well. How do you think Black Pearl would look? Hmm should Photoshop them...
  7. I have a black SUB Sterling and I replaced the stock pickguard with a Black Ice one. It's a huge improvement in the looks department, in my opinion.
  8. egyptian smoke comes with a nice pguarda
    maybe black abalone?
  9. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    I'd say it looks great as it is. Have you considered pinstriping? Also, if I owned your bass . . . looking at it as a whole, the first thing I'd do is ELIMINATE the logo on the headstock. It makes it a sore thumb.

    But, on a minimalist level . . . perhaps a chrome guard to match your control panel . . .
  10. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002
    How 'bout red?

    33. or 142_red_zig_zag.

    Whaddya reckon?
  11. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    IMO, Brown Tort or Baltic Amber would blend best with the fingerboard.
  12. get a mirror and cut it to shape and put holes in it. You can scratch it up and write crap on it if you like the dirty look too.
  13. Something mad like a hot pink or candy apple red. Even Luminous Green :D
  14. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    You're kidding right? :eek: How could you want to replace that beautiful fretboard!
  15. go ninja and make everything black. screws, bridge, control plate, knobs etc etc
  16. Jimmy Fitz

    Jimmy Fitz

    Feb 15, 2008
    I tend to be more conservative I guess. I like something that makes it look more subtle and not so LOUD. I like the Baltic Amber.
  17. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002


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