1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Pickguard opinions...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Claymore, Jan 24, 2020.


Does this work?

Poll closed Jan 26, 2020.
  1. Yay

    119 vote(s)
    50.4%
  2. Nay

    117 vote(s)
    49.6%
  1. Claymore

    Claymore

    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    I just purchased a Player Precision in polar white with a white pickguard. It looked a bit sterile so I hunted around for a snazzy pickguard. What do you think about this one? Solid construction and only $22. Gets good reviews. Very sloppy cut and paste job but you get the idea. ;) Not that it makes a huge difference but the actual bass this is going on has a pau ferro board, not maple. FAB577B4-2ADE-49F6-BEF9-ADFAD0D539B4.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
    Richie64, Spinnnr, High Camp and 11 others like this.
  2. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    :vomit:
    You already know in your heart that Tort is the only option.
     
  3. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    Upon second look, I can only think of a really bad polyester shirt from the 70’s (yeah, I’m old enough to remember that :roflmao:)
     
  4. Bassdirty

    Bassdirty Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    CT
    Looks good w the maple, but now that you say PAU, its sorta hard to envision, as it can vary so much.
    Btw, your strings are broken. :roflmao: :laugh:

    With a PAU board, you just may be right.

    T$
     
    murphy and Huw Phillips like this.
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I love it! Go big or go home! Really, that's a great combination. I say go for it!
     
    Spinnnr, Mili, Rebel Rocker and 10 others like this.
  6. Claymore

    Claymore

    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    ...plus tort will greatly improve the tone. :thumbsup:
     
  7. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    welcome to the dark side :cool:
     
  8. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    I said yay, but I'm really on the fence. It looks ok. But not quite my taste. But you have to make yourself happy.
     
    ELG60 likes this.
  9. I also really like it ! A Lot ! :)
     
    murphy and Winslow like this.
  10. FugaziBomb

    FugaziBomb

    Jun 5, 2017
    I think it looks cool and goes well with the white.
     
    murphy and Winslow like this.
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    It's not actually terrible...
     
    TemplesOfSyrinx and red_rhino like this.
  12. EXCAV8

    EXCAV8

    Dec 15, 2019
    The only opinion that matters is your own!
     
  13. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    Ya don't think so, huh???

    057912
     
  14. 2112

    2112

    Apr 30, 2005
    On white, anything works except tort.
     
  15. MaryMary

    MaryMary

    Jan 12, 2020
    Planet Earth
    I think it's fun. Why not be different? If you ever get tired of it... there's always tort! ;-)
     
  16. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Yeah. It has a nice contrast, a complimentary color, the white areas pick up and coordinate with the white body. It's unusual, but interesting. If I had seen that pickguard material on something uncommon, other than the iconic Fender P-bass format... I'd probably have liked it more.
     
    Winslow likes this.
  17. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    Maybe it's the maple that's throwing me.
    On maple it looks like an after-thought made with a bad hangover.
    But I agree, on PAU it probably won’t look terrible.

    057912
     
  18. I think it looks fine with maple, but pau will suck the life out of it.
     
    GlennRH and mikewalker like this.
  19. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Oh HAL No! That just hurts my eyes.

    Tort is the only way to go.
     
  20. Claymore

    Claymore

    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    After superimposing with the correct board, I'm starting to agree with you... unless it's REALLY light pau. I'm still not sure of exactly what it looks like cuz Sam Ash uses stock photos.
     
    Andy Daventry likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.