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Pickguards choices....Help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turtle71, Mar 20, 2013.


  1. White

    13 vote(s)
    7.3%
  2. White Pearloid

    23 vote(s)
    12.9%
  3. Black

    30 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Black Pearloid

    17 vote(s)
    9.6%
  5. Tort

    77 vote(s)
    43.3%
  6. Other

    18 vote(s)
    10.1%
  1. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    OK, so I have more than a few “irons in the fire” I just bought a new rig, P-bass rebuild etc…

    So, might as well add one more.

    My Jazz bass needs a new pickguard…It’s not broken, nor does it need a new one, but when I ordered this one, it was listed as a “Red Tortoise Shell”….well, to me it looks more like lava, that’s not a bad thing, but I just don’t like it, and I’ve looked at it long enough.

    I’m having a tough time deciding on a new color, so I put a poll in this post with a some choices for you to choose from, if you can, post a pic!

    If you selected “other” please post a description (or a pic) of the pickguard you’d suggest.

    Thanks!!

    Here are a couple pics of the bass in question, I apologize for the flash, but it seemed the best way to show the true color of the pickguard and the bass, which is white, but not bright white, more “antique” or “egg shell”.
    jazz2-1_zpsf04029f3.
    jazz1-1_zps19444e30.
     
  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    If there's no exposed routing, leave it off. Otherwise the lavatort will do.
     
  3. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    Vintage white basses look great with brown tort... No offense, but that is the ugliest PG I have seen in a while...
     
  4. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    There is exposed routing, so yea it's needs a pickguard, No the Lavatort most certainly will not do! :D
     
  5. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    None taken :D

    And yea, that pickguard definitely got hit by the ugly truck....then it backed over it and hit it again. :scowl:
     
  6. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Anything but black pearloid!

    I voted Tort.
     
  7. Tmw2011

    Tmw2011

    Feb 23, 2011
    Edmond, OK
  8. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    I am trying to figure out what color bass that would look good on... Invisible maybe?
     
  9. pghjeeper

    pghjeeper

    Mar 11, 2011
    Parchment, I like an all white bass but the straight white is to white for Olympic white.....or go flat black and go for a storm trooper look
     
  10. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Wow, that brown shell is really nice looking!
     
  11. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    A bright red bass could maybe pull it off....
     
  12. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    I have a CAR Mike Lull Jazz and it its already too much red... now I know why they show the Bull the red flag...
     
  13. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Definitely tort...but a good tort :)
     
  14. skwee

    skwee

    Apr 2, 2010
    Minneapolis
    I do think she's beautiful just the way she is, tho.
     
  15. Buskman

    Buskman

    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    +1

    BROWN tort all the way.
     
  16. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Yeah, that particular tort is pretty fugly, IMO - I have the same color scheme, and here are a few pics with different PGs on it:

    IMAG0634.

    IMAG0457.

    IMAG0360.

    IMAG0356.
     
  17. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    FWIW, I like the white pearl, followed by the abalone, then the tort, and white last...


    - georgestrings
     
  18. InternetAlias

    InternetAlias

    Dec 16, 2010
    Serbia
    I think the only reason 'tort' wins here is because its definition is really stretched. Tort pickguard means a whole lot of completely different designs, so it ought to have the most votes, some like swirled, some like straightish design, some like red, some like brown, etc, so I voted white pearloid, I think that design looks really calming for some reason :)

    The reason I didn't vote for tort is that I see pickguard on my bass close up, and I hate the look of tort close up, looks great on stage though.
     
  19. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    A white bass is the only color where I would choose brown tort.
     
  20. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Thanks!!! Those pics were exactly what I needed to see! :bassist:
     

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