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What pg for P Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fish man, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. fish man

    fish man

    Nov 14, 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    For a black Precision, what pickguard do you recommend? White is boring, and I'm not at all inclined to go for mirror, chrome or diamondplate. I guess that that doesn't leave much else, but I'd like to see some pics of Black Ps with different kind of guards.


  2. Tort! The end all.
  3. aftershock


    Apr 26, 2005
    What about black on black? My Jazz was like that at one time and it looked pretty cool. YMMV.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Maple or rosewood board?

    Maple? 3 Ply Black

    Rosewood? Tort
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs

    5-ply black (b/w/b/w/b)
  6. KYJazzy


    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    I like looks that are sophisticated and classy but not necessarily traditional or common...

    black or white pearloid?
  7. Wehmas


    Oct 17, 2006
    Kotka, Finland
    Tort. The only correct PG.
  8. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    I've had black and white on my black p with rosewood fretboard and i prefer the look of the white. That tort photo above looks classy! Me want!!
  9. Stan_da_man


    Aug 29, 2006
    Aged pickguard. Very cool.
  10. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    tplyons has it right... Maple gets black, rosewood gets T-shell.

    ...of course if you get a custom fretless neck from Dolan, you have to go back to black. Not too many sexier basses than that one.
  11. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I bought my son a Squier Precision Special to learn on. He gave up soon because it required work. It became my last-resort backup bass.

    Recently, my daughter mentioned wanting to learn bass. I have decided, using the I'm-fixing-it-up-for-her excuse to mod it a bit, because it will probably eventually be mine again.

    A DiMarzio PJ set, new pots, and the bridge that is currently on my fretless are all on the current plan. But a cool new pickguard would be nice as well.

    I was thinking the white-guard-on-a-black-bass look was over. So what to replace it with? I considered:
    1. gold-anodized aluminum
    2. tort
    3. abalam
    4. chrome

    I can't decide yet.
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine

  13. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Thats what I'd go with a black P.You got a nice taste tplyons. ;)
  14. depalm


    Apr 22, 2004
    São Paulo
    Black on black is beautiful!!
    Specially with the maple board!
  15. RobTheSkanker


    Aug 29, 2006
    Dundalk, MD
    I agree with the black with maple an tort on rosewood. I put a red tort on my black P. I'm really happy with the way it looks. But there are other color options for the pearloid like I've seen green and blue which dont look too bad.

    By the way Bongomania, that bass looks incredible, I'm not a huge fan of fretless but damn.
  16. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    Tort looks HAWT on a black p bass with a maple neck as well not just rosewood.
  17. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Looks like my '78, except I don't have the bridge or pup covers.

    My other black P (with a rosewood neck) has a gold pickguard.
  18. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Thanks, but I've never owned a black/tort P-bass. I love it, but I haven't had a black P-bass since I sold that 12 lb. '78.

    I've got my Oly White 70's FSR with black pickguard, and my MIA Fretless P is sunburst and will be getting a tort guard.

  19. do it like most people's rims: black on black with a hint of neon....
  20. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004

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