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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dark Horse, Aug 21, 2017.
Should I use the pickguard or leave the bass naked ?
I prefer a PG for slapping, but if you're not doing any, the no PG look is pretty slick - IF there are no pre-existing holes for the pick guard. Not the case here, so I'd leave it on, myself.
Voted "use the pickguard" but it looks good without the pickguard too. Here's my black and tort!
To my eye black bodies look way better with a Pickguard. If it were a finish that showed the grain I might have a differant answer but with a solid color I like the pickguard look.
Screws outline the pickguard anyway, so I say pickguard.
Had to go for Aquaman! I like both... I'd leave the holes, gives a vintage vibe and should help add mojo with time.. Although if you'd prefer a total clean look stick with the PG! And add a maple fretboard
Pickguard - it really ties the bass together. IMO that flared angle on the J control plate always looks forlorn and purposeless without its match.
I always prefer PG to no PG, especially on Fender basses (and Stingrays).
I voted PG. I'm not a fan of basses without a PG. They look incomplete to me without one.
Beautiful bass !
Especially on a Jazz but also on classic Precisions, I've always felt that a blackout look can be one of the nicest color compromises on a black body. There's something clean and rather refined about the faint contour made by a 3-ply guard of all shapes.
with the holes in the body it looks a little frumpy.... I'd go with the black pickguard as a previous poster said... or if you want to show off a touch, I did a mirror on mine.
Can't leave those exposed holes. Plus, tort with black and rosewood is a win (even red tort).
If u could hide the screw holes i would say no guard
just too plain without the pickguard.
Yes to pickguard. I am bias though.....
No pickguard, OR black control plate
I'd say use the pickguard, but I don't like your tort, it's a bit bland.
@bylar13 has a good tort and it looks great on his bass.
Get a better tort, or a different colour, or ditch it.
Pickguard, but BWB would be my choice.
... I really don't want it, I just wanted to type 'pickguard'.