What Pickguard color would go on a mystical Blue J bass ? (poll with rendering)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Shannow85, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Cream

    0 vote(s)
  2. White

  3. Black

  4. Parchment

  5. Black Pearl

  6. Light Mint

  7. Tortoise

  8. Vintage Pearl

  9. White Pearl

  10. Other

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Shannow85


    Jul 11, 2018

    I just got myself a second hand lefty J bass and wondered what pickguard color would fit (black pickguard is fitted at the moment).
    There's quite a few topics on the subject but as I made a quick rendering I thought I would share for others.

    Here we go :

    Attached Files:

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  2. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    not liking any of that, went with other in favor of a clear guard or none
    still, congrats on a new bass!
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  3. west al

    west al Road Rex Supporting Member

    Black Pearl, as Fender names their's, Black Moto.

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  4. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    I was gonna say black, or pearloid white. Classy. Maybe anodized gold?
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  5. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    My first choice would be Mint, second is White. I voted for both. Not a fan of the others with that blue.
  6. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Hard to tell with all those backwards instruments ;) but I like Black Pearl
  7. tubedude

    tubedude Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2015
    Many of these pg's would look better if the control plate was black. On Jazz basses with dark finishes I find the chrome plate to be too great a contrast. Especially with the addition of a dark pg. All the dark combinations would look killer with black chrome hardware, or at least a black control plate.
    Not wanting to do that, I'd say the white or white MOTS would look best.
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  8. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    Other: Neon pink with yellow polka dots
  9. Shannow85


    Jul 11, 2018
    Thanks for all the ideas :)
    I hadn't thought about black control plate or pickguardless !
  10. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    The answer is always tort. Short of that, white or black pearl (depending on the vibe you want).
  11. creaturegods


    Sep 23, 2017
    Gold, but I'm a big KC Royals fan, so take that with some salt.
  12. mikewalker


    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Cobalt blue (maybe mirrored Cobalt blue...)

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  13. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Black, White Pearl, or Tort would be my choices.
  14. Reddish tort.
  15. fnp5150


    Sep 18, 2017
    I have a lake placid blue bass that looks beautiful with a mint pearloid guard, best of all worlds!
  16. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    White pearl is the stand-out for me.
  17. Hundred proof

    Hundred proof

    Apr 22, 2018
    LPB with white 1973 Jazz
  18. You don't want to hear what I think, because what you like and what I like are totally different things. I'm saying that because I wouldn't buy a bass that colour. But because you asked, here's my subjective opinion: From the mockups, the only ones I like against that colour body are white and white pearl, and just maybe the parchment.
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