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Pickguard fun

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fatjbass, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. fatjbass


    May 29, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    So I'm getting a Fender Jazz bass. I'm getting the black with a white pickguard, but that looks a little dull, doesn't it? What should I do with the pickguard? Color suggestions? Thanks.
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Make a clear plexi-glass guard... that way you can trim up different pictures to put under it... I prefer Marilyn Monroe, Vargas Girls, or Shaun Cassidy...

    I'm close to you... lemme know... I can probably whip a reasonable one up in little to no time!

  3. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Shaun Cassidy?
  4. I always thought red pickguards on black fenders look nice.
  5. genderblind


    Oct 21, 2004
    Mirror pickguard. HUZZAH!!!
  6. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Chrome? Tort? Black Pearl? White Pearl?
  7. tortoiseshell is really sharp on a black bass imo...i am also a fan of black PGs on black basses...they look pretty cool
  8. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Black Pearl, Abalone, Cow.

    Rosewood board right?
  9. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    go to Warmoth Guitar Parts they have just about every color of pickquard known to man and they are ready to install in a Fender bass. One suggestion I have if you are truly looking for something unique is to make a figured wood veneer pick guard something like a quilted maple top with a translucent red stain. It would be a very unusual touch to a black bass and if done tastefully would look very cool.
  10. Carbon Fiber.

    or Gun Metal.
  11. tiefling


    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    any idea where one might get a carbon fiber pickguard?
  12. Robman


    Mar 19, 2004
    Sherman, Texas
    mirror, tort, brushed aluminum, black pearl and carbon fiber all look great.
  13. I am sure somewone has one or will make one. That stuff is somewhat ubiquitous in the automotive aftermarket world.

    But the fun of having a unique pickguard is knowing that nobody else has one like it.

    It would look pretty trick on a black or trans black bass.
  14. tiefling


    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    Status has them for their retroactive basses but I'm not sure if they sell them...

  15. KYJazzy


    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    red shell. definitely.
  16. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I am completely secure in my masculinity :D

  17. Ilovepink

    Ilovepink Banned

    Nov 17, 2003

    Rob will sell them. They aren't cheap about $300.00. I would go with either pink or yellow pearl.
  18. way cool but 300 clams? I

    would get some yo-boy honda car tuner to cut me one. they buy that crap in bulk to customize their civics. some of it is just sticker-based, which can be layer # 2 on a standard 3 layer guard.

    First layer. . .stock
    Second layer- carbon fiber
    third layer. . .clear
  19. Ilovepink

    Ilovepink Banned

    Nov 17, 2003

    That is a damned good idea! On the other hand Status basses rock! I just had to slide that in :D
  20. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA