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PJ-Bass with Pearl block or dot inlays

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by diglo, Jul 19, 2013.


PJ- bass with Pearl block or dot inlays?

Poll closed Aug 18, 2013.
  1. Block inlays

    30 vote(s)
    73.2%
  2. Dot inlays

    11 vote(s)
    26.8%
  1. diglo

    diglo Supporting Member

    May 21, 2007
    SMYRNA, TN
    Disclosures:
    Get up! Get Get Get Down!
    I'm planning on getting a LowEnd PJ and trying to figure if I want pearl block inlays or dot inlays.
    Which one do you guys think will look better?
     
  2. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    76227
    Dots. Blocks belong on a jazz bass.
     
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  4. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    Blocks on a PJ are dope.

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  5. I rest my case...P body,,,,Jaguar (same as Jazz) neck
     

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  6. diglo

    diglo Supporting Member

    May 21, 2007
    SMYRNA, TN
    Disclosures:
    Get up! Get Get Get Down!
    Yeah, my neck will be rosewood.
     
  7. I would like to pick up a black pickguard for it so it will match the head stock like this......
     

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  8. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    US
    +1 I don't care for blocks on a P style body.
     
  9. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    NEITHER!! :bag:

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    Seriously though…for me, it would depend on the color of the body and pickguard, as well as the fretboard wood. It's all about the flow of shape and color. Personally, I think blocks look best matched up with Jazz and Jaguar bodies. So with that in mind, what colors are you looking put together?

    Tell you what, I've done a bit of photo-shoppery for others here recently. Here's where they were posted. Want me to crank out a mock-up or two to show everyone?
     
  11. wednesdayagain

    wednesdayagain

    Sep 28, 2012
    MA
    Why not both? Dotted blocks are the in thing now :D
     
  12. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    I recently built a pbass using an AllParts blocked and bound Jazz neck. The body is Warmoth Alder P body painted with Lake Placid Blue Laquer. With the Pearl white blocks on the neck I used a pearl white guard to tie it together with white pup covers. I think it looks great.
     
  13. JMarsh

    JMarsh Supporting Member

    May 22, 2007
    Seattle
    Photos of that, por favor.
     
  14. SlingBass4

    SlingBass4

    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    Who really cares...as subjective a topic as there could be - whatever makes you happy, whatever makes you happy :D
     
  15. I literally have both of these exact basses in my possession right now!
     
  16. This is one of the most beautiful P basses I had ever seen.

    Agreed with the whole, get whatever makes you happy.
     
  17. diglo

    diglo Supporting Member

    May 21, 2007
    SMYRNA, TN
    Disclosures:
    Get up! Get Get Get Down!
    My bass will a relic'ed black with black pickguard. The thought of just doing clay dots has crossed my mind also.
     
  18. Daniel L

    Daniel L

    Jun 12, 2012
    Perth, Australia
    What if its a PJ with a Jazz body huh :p
     
  19. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Chester, Pa.,USA
    Exactly true, either one would work. Pay no attention to those who say blocks belong only on a Jazz, they have no imagination.
     
  20. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Hawaii
    Blocked P/J's look pretty snazzy with a Jazz ashtray too :smug:
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  21. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    76227
    Leo is rolling over in his grave.