Thoughts On Pickguard Color for P-Bass w/Maple Neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lyonaudio, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. lyonaudio


    Apr 16, 2019
    I have a very nice sunburst Player Precision bass with a maple neck. The pickguard is white and I'm feeling that it's just too bright. Any suggestions for a good replacement pickguard color? I'm leaning towards tortoise shell but I'd welcome any other ideas.
  2. Btone


    May 5, 2001
    Tort or black. Very traditional, but it just looks right, IMO.
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  3. Isaac J

    Isaac J

    Dec 26, 2016
    Can't go wrong with tort or black.
    ... If you're feeling a vintage vibe perhaps anodised gold colour for the '57 look? Gold looks GOOD.
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  4. With the maple board, I'd go gold. Rosewood, I'd go tort.

    But I don't like playing on rosewood, so I don't use tort; therefore, definitely gold.
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  5. Black.

    To narrow your choices. Thank me later.

    (BTW a thread like this one works better with pics, just sayin'...)
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  6. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
    Black, but tort if it's brown would be good too.
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  7. KoalaOnBass


    Feb 18, 2016
    Black if it's a 70s-type burst with lots of yellow and red.

    Gold anodised if it's a brownish burst.