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Pickguard for sunburst p bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lon86, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Lon86


    Jan 21, 2008
    Venice, CA
    Hey all,

    Just picked up a Highway 1 P for a great price, $460.

    I want to change out the white pickguard for something cooler...anyone have recommendations and/or pics fpr options...?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    Tort or anodised gold.
  3. SSofMind

    SSofMind Guest

    Jul 15, 2007
    The Sunflower State
    black..flat, pearloid, tort. w/e.
  4. Brian D

    Brian D

    Dec 2, 2004
    Dublin, Ireland
    Black. only black.
  5. Lon86


    Jan 21, 2008
    Venice, CA
    I was thinking tort also, like my '62...but black might be cool.

    Anyone have pics?

    I have white pearloid on my '95 gold p and '73 burnt orange p.
  6. DoggyD


    Oct 8, 2005
    If you want something really cool, go for the mint green !!!
  7. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    what he said
  8. Richard89


    May 7, 2007
    Black or tort.
  9. Tort. There is no substitute.
  10. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Can't imagine black on a 3TS. Tort would look really classic 60's, especially if you put covers on the bridge and pickup (might have to take off the BAII though). Anodized gold would look nice, but would be "period incorrect" with the rosewood fretboard. It would be cool too if you could pick up a thumbrest. My vote is tort!! And for years I hated tort. Now I like it.

    Now why can't I find deals like that? Honestly, Highway Ones must be the greatest deal in the Fender bass world since I don't know when, and in my local store I've seen one H1 Strat, and that's it!

    The three tone sunburst on it looked awesome - almost made me wish I played guitar, but not before it made me wish they'd bring a P bass in with the same finish.
  11. I just did this exact thing yesterday, Took the Badass II off my P-bass and installed a standard Fender bridge and bridge cover. Now I've got a sunburst P-bass with a tort guard and both covers. It's the classic look, and the Fender bridge sounds just fine with plenty of sustain.
  12. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Pictures please! Both you and the OP!
  13. Here's mine. Sorry for the poor quality photo. It's got a '62 RI Jazz neck with the finish rubbed off the back, and a Reverend pickup. Plays and sounds killer!

  14. black or black pearloid is the only way to go for sunbursts.
  15. Billy P

    Billy P

    Sep 26, 2006
    Calgary AB Canada
    Here's mine.

  16. BillisCool


    Apr 16, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    I like black. :)

  17. Bassgirlsara


    May 22, 2004
    mmmm Tort :)
  18. I always thought Tort on a 3TS, but Billis that looks pretty sweet!

    Maybe I am just used to Black on a Natural finish..

  19. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Silly question. Tort!

    Black works well, too. But tort ... mmmmmmmmm :D
  20. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Black on maple neck. Tort on rosewood.

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