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So I have this P Bass Special with a tort guard...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DanBass, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. DanBass


    Jan 27, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    Sorry for the smallish pics - anyhoo, I am tiring of the tort guard and trying to decide on black or white for a replacement and a change....

    Thoughts? Opins?

    Also was thinking about trading it for a Jazz, but I have sice determined that would be a mistake. I'll just wait and get a Jazz outright when my wallet cooperates.

    So, I am trying to quell my GAS bu changing the cover on the book.

    black? white? :meh: here is the bass...

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    granted, it's not a thrilling question, sorry.
  2. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I think black, or mirror, would look awesome on that bass.
  3. For what it's worth, I wouldn't change a thing about that bass -- it's gorgeous!

    If you must however, I think 3-ply B/W/B is the way to go. Another idea is white pearloid -- that can look very classy on a white bass.
  4. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    I agree, it rocks the way it is!!
  5. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
  6. Tort is king.
  7. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Black or ano gold.
  8. White or ano gold.
  9. syndroam


    Sep 30, 2009
    White pearl.
  10. I'd go with this!
  11. I'm a huge fan of the tortoise shell myself. It's my single favorite pickguard. Especially on a white or sunburst bass, I wouldn't change it.
  12. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
  13. gmanbass


    May 16, 2007
    I think it looks great like it is.
  14. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    I have the same bass. It came with anodized gold.
    I swapped that out for Black Pearliod.
    I like the look much better.
  15. Mint.

    Sorry, I had to.
  16. parmezans


    Nov 25, 2011
    It looks great as it is, but it IS a classic look, guys.
    For something different, slap on a black, red, or even blue perloid.
    Or you could get one of those pickguards with drawings on them, you can find them on Ebay.
  17. +1 Anodized aluminum.
  18. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    leave it.
  19. Zoa


    Dec 28, 2009
    So pretty as is.
  20. ^ THIS. Tort on white is a classic. Leave it.

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