What pickguard color for yelowish natural colored musicman?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hans9, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. hans9


    Apr 12, 2011
    Basically the title is my question. Its a yellowish natural finish music man copy bass. Im thinking of pearloid but black might look better for accent. I really want a black pearl but couldn't get one in our country.
    My firend is recommending transparent clear.
    Thanks in advance for ur suggestions.
  2. On natural? You could use anything. I'd probably get a black abalone, but that's me. :)
  3. Black.
  4. Black.
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
  6. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Black or tortoise.
  7. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    dark brown tort. Unless the woodgrain is interesting, in which none would look good. But still, dark brown tort.
  8. The pick guards primary purpose is to protect that finish. If the finish is really nice, your friend's suggestion is mine also - use a clear guard. And when you order one or have one made, get two or three. Gretsch has a guitar with a clear plexiglass guard and it works at showing off the wood beneath it.
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Given the design of many pickguards that don't cover the area a pick would hit I would say their primary function is just looks.
  10. hans9


    Apr 12, 2011
    Thanksfor d suggestions. I will try to post pictures next week. It is a 2 pc ash body being built by my friend
  11. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    Tort or black
  12. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    At first when I read the title I thought you wanted a pickguard to go with a yellowish natural colored musician. Are you yellowish natural colored?
  13. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Yellowed natural? W/B/W would look sweet
  14. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Tort, black, abalone, even white will work... Mine hasn't yellowed all the much yet, but this should give you an idea:


    I'm actually getting this one to replace it, though:


    - georgestrings
  15. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    - georgestrings
  16. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Here's what abalone on white looks like:


    - georgestrings
  17. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    another vote for black!
  18. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    My P bass is has a natural ash finish with a decidedly yellow-ish color, and it usually sports either black or anodized gold. looks good either way imo.
    Tort could also work, depending on the tort color.

    Does your bass really need a pickguard (i.e. is the top free of ugly routes and holes, do you aggressively use a pick, etc.?)
  19. Once again. Black.
  20. hans9


    Apr 12, 2011
    I wish i knew how to use a pick but sadly i dont. The ash grains shows and the colo of the body is yellowish natural