What color Pickguard for a 3-tone Sunburst Fender Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ezmar, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    So I just bought A Fender Jazz From a fine fellow here on TalkBass, and it's 3-tone Sunburst with a White pickguard and Maple fretboard. Now, I'm thinking of possibly replacing the pickguard, since the white is nice and all, but I want something a little more "nice" looking. Not extravagant fancy-pants, but something that looks a little fancier. Something like tort, pearloid, etc.

    I suppose the best way to go about this is for everyone to give me their pictures and personal recommendations and I can pick which one I like.

    So Fire away!
  2. Red tort.

  3. purple
  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Tort, nothing else looks right with 3TSB.
  5. Portphilia


    Jun 8, 2012
    Like Jeff Scott said. The bass I have now is a Fender Jazz Standard, and almost as soon as I got it I ditched the ugly white pickguard and put a tort one on it. Can't go wrong.
  6. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
  7. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    So pearloid doesn't really flatter it? I was thinking that might look nice, but a lot of things do, in theory.

    Also, what tort would look nice, besides red? I like the red, but if there were something lighter, to provide more contrast, that still looked good?
  8. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
  9. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB


    Aug 21, 2006
    I like black..
  11. Marton


    Sep 20, 2005
    Fixed :smug:.
  12. spellcaster


    Mar 20, 2007
  13. I've looked around here and I also believe that the tort looks nice-est on the three tone sunburst finish. I've one with a rosewood fretboard. I want to add the ashtray cover and pickup cover. Also block inlay stickers. Pearloid.
  14. 2T Burst and Maple - Gold Ano
    3T Burst and anything - Tort!

  15. eee


    Jan 17, 2009
    Tape a cat to your bass
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Four words - TEE OH ARUH TEE
  17. +1, had it on a 3ts SX P-bass with a maple board, it looked teriffic. Tort is WAY overused. (IMO)
  18. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    Are there different colors/variations of tort? Also, any opinions on a pearloid guard?
  19. Personally I like Perloid. Black would also look good. However this is TB so I am required to say Tort!!!
  20. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB

    I love the tort on my bass but I don't disagree with you at all. Part of the problem, IMO, is that there is a lot of cheap, bad tort out there. You really need to make sure the tort you pick accents the burst on your bass or compliments the solid colour if that is the case.