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Pickguard Colors that work with Blue basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rogerbmiller, Apr 1, 2015.


  1. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Ok, so we all know black and white would work. But what other color pickguards would go nicely on a blue bass. Can be a deep blue or a baby blue, I don't care. I wanna see pictures!
     
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Whatsit. OilSlick.
     
  3. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Cream, grey, vintage mint, some sort of burst (like the Antigua finish Fender offered in the late '70's).
     
  4. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Tort, Mint, Parch, etc.
    DSC03007. IMG_1603small.JPG tort.JPG

    (I never set out to own 3 blue basses, but it happens.)
     
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  5. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
  6. maverick49

    maverick49 Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Southern California
    I think White Pearl works

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  7. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Definitely
     
  8. Gold?
     
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  9. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    No specific mention from OP re: shade of blue or bass type.

    Tort, esp. the darker varieties, seems to go well with most shades of blue. Pearl, mint, etc. usually work also.

    If it's a P bass, I often go ano gold or black.
     
  10. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Here is the bass I am thinking of putting it on: Musicman SUB (USA). So effectively a stingray. Pic below so photoshop away!!!! Blue EBMM Sub.
     
  11. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    I love tort on darker blue... I don't own one, but there were a few different Fender Japan models that came in that configuration.
     
  12. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Brushed aluminum. basses 813 060.JPG
     
  13. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Yes!
     
  14. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Depends how dark, but I think so. My dark lake place bass has a mint guard that looks great.
     
  15. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    Well, to be honest... I actually prefer MM basses sans pickguard. (ducks to avoid hurled brickbats and epithets.)

    However, on that color, if you must :), I still think ano gold or black would be top contenders. For tort to work, it'd have to be just the right one, imo.
     
  16. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Black Abalone is my personal fave:

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    Dingwall doesn't offer it so I had this one custom cut:

    P1140213_zps90af435f.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2015
  17. marko57

    marko57

    Jan 27, 2014
    Nashua, NH
    Mirrored

    Fender MIJ 5.JPG
     
  18. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    My Lake Placid Blue Jazz agrees with you:
    Jazz-Body.
     
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  19. kcole4001

    kcole4001

    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia

    That's a nice combination.
    I really want a Strat like that.
     
  20. dukemasterj

    dukemasterj

    Jan 9, 2015
    Syracuse
    i see what you did there
     
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