Pick me a new pickguard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Burwabit, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Parchment

  2. Tort

  3. White (keep it stock)

  4. Other (reply to thread)

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  1. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    I recently acquired a 2014 MIA Standard Jazz in (I think) Mystic Red with maple fretboard. I'm not crazy about white pickguards. I'm thinking either Parchment or Tort.

    This is a weird combo so I'm in need of a little assistance on what would be a better choice. Google images didn't offer much help.

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  2. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    The answer is always Tort on TB!

    However, a black pearl may look good also.
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  3. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    yes, I'm aware of the tort bias :) I like tort, but not sure about this color red with it.
  4. Jay Mastro

    Jay Mastro

    Jun 23, 2014
    New York
    +1 for Black
  5. bassyogi


    Jul 23, 2012
    Sardis Ohio
    Mint green , gray pearl, aged pearl.
  6. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    red tort
  7. Slowpicker


    Jan 25, 2013
  8. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Any sane person would go for tort. I have spoken.
  9. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    That kind of red calls for a white or mint guard. Ideally it would look best without any guard but in sure there's routing and/or that stupid CNC/pot stash hole.
  10. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    I had Pickguardian cut a black/red/black guard for my CAR SX jazz sixer. $50 guard on a $100 bass, cheap thrills but it's kinda sexy. Should work on the darker red.
  11. I like the aged pearl suggestion
  12. Tbone76


    Aug 24, 2013
    I'd go with black. It looks great on with my Candy Cola/maple P Bass (at least, I think it does...), and that's a close color to Mystic Red.
  13. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I like the black. If it was a rosewood board, I'd say brown tort. Here's another possibility - Cream. Looks good with red/maple. Here's a pic of one of my old basses with a cream guard, and another red bass with with black and tort:



    This tort guard is actually brown tort, but looks red in the outdoor sun.
  14. Doctor Hugocat

    Doctor Hugocat Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Los Angeles
    I'd agree with others who say black or grey pearl: also red pearl might be cool.
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    White pearloid.
  16. inate_hex


    Apr 4, 2010
    Manchester, England
    I occasionally wet the bed.
    Black or tort. I would choose black though.
  17. maverick49

    maverick49 Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Suggestion - comb through the classifieds and buy a few different ones from other TBers. Leo got it right in the design of the Jazz to make it easy to swap quickly. I have several jazzes and several different flavors of guards that I sometimes will swap periodically. Helps with GAS. ;)

    All of the suggestions so far are good but only you can decide once you actually have it on there.

    My vote is white pearloid. My P Bass is Old CAR with white pearloid. Here is a pic. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1419120531.466144.jpg
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  18. Parzival

    Parzival Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2013
  19. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    Mother of toilet seat :D Antique pearl.