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Pickguard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by countrybass5, Nov 12, 2018.


  1. What colored pickguard goes with tobacco burst?
     
  2. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    If the burst has black edge, I like a black pickguard. If the burst has a brown edge, I would go with tort.
     
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  3. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Anodized gold, black bakelite, mint, creme...
     
  4. Interesting choices.
     
  5. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    Parchment... rolling parchment...
     
  6. Leo Thunder

    Leo Thunder

    Sep 27, 2018
    I like the invisible kind.
     
  7. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    Mauve or periwinkle
     
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  8. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Mid-Florida
    I have aged white on mine. Not particularly impressive imo, but it's been on since at least the early 80's when I bought it and had it refinished ('64...ikr) 20180508_204322.
     
  9. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    I like tort on a darker burst, and black on a lighter one. Just my preferences, but you asked, so I answered.

    :)
     
  10. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Tort on a darker burst

    image.

    Black on a lighter burst...

    image.
     
  11. Yours are really nice. I'm not sure if mine will be dark or light.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
  12. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Depends on the burst and the fretboard wood.
     
  13. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    Lol, not just black... Black BAKELITE. We can harvest some from the interior of Dad's Stude'!
     
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  14. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Thank you so much! They are both great playing and sounding jazzes. I'm going through a pbass phase right now so they don't get played much, but they will go back into rotation soon enough.
     
  15. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Bakelight is the pre runner of modern plastics. It's really neat stuff and looks great for a vintage feel and look.
     
  16. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    Yes, I know... Hence the Studebaker reference.
     
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  17. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Brandy goes well with tobacco.
     
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  18. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Lol I figured you did with that remark as well.

    I keep forgetting most of the bassists here are at least as old as that car and know what the stuff is already.
     
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  19. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    Matte black or ano gold. ;)
     
  20. creaturegods

    creaturegods

    Sep 23, 2017
    Black or really dark red tortoise shell, like a '70s Gibson Ripper drool
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