Pickguard Decision

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bassist519, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Bassist519

    Bassist519 Guest

    Feb 6, 2003
    Albany,New York
    Hey whats up guys. I have a 3 tone sunburst American P bass that I got a fe years ago. Right now it has a white pickguard (see picture), but im thinking about giving it a more 70's look and putting a red shell pickguard on it. Im thinking about buying one on ebay so if you would please http://search.ebay.com/P-bass-Shell-Pickguard_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8 and tell me which one (red) would look the best on my bass.

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  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Another vote for red tort.
  3. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Another vote for Red/Brown Tort. Oh, and uh...

    ...Buy some chrome knobs too... ;)
  4. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    red tortoise

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  6. the fender original would look nicer and more vintage IMO...
  7. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    1.) Red tort pickguard

    2.) Ditch the knobs, get some chrome

    3.) Add an ashtray.

    Then you'll be the coolest kid on your block. :cool:

    EDIT: Just adding a pic to show you what a tort pickguard and an ashtray can do to make a bass look hot.

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  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Red tort or black (for a late 70's look)