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To pick or not to pick(guard)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WD_Stevens, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. When I was researching people's opinions on the Hofner el cheapo Ignition/Icon basses, I saw a post from someone saying how they disliked all pickguards and thought there was none that looked any good.

    I have my bass (P-copy in cream plus a white pickguard with navy edging) and I have not seen any basses that look better without the pickguard. I think that without them they look too unbroken and I think they add a nice amount of contrast.

    What are everyone else's thoughts on pickguards?
  2. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I think on most basses pickguards look good. Bass bodies are pretty big and they look very plain without some stuff on the front. And I don't like figured woods.

    I do have a bass without a pickguard (Warwick Thumb) but that has a very small body for a bass.
  3. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    I'm a sucker for jazz basses that have a control plate without a pickguard...


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