What pickguard on a red jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Micolao, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    Guys can you please show me pics of your red jazz basses?
    I'm trying to figure out what is the best looking pickguard on a red jazz bass like this:
    (maybe a black one?)
  2. Mr_Soup


    Jul 14, 2005
    New Orleans
    I think tort on a red jazz looks great...
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    Black and change out the Strat knobs!
  4. adouglas


    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    IMHO tort looks a lot better on a black or sunburst bass. Tort on black is VERY VERY cool. My next bass may well be this combo.

    For red, I'd go either plain white or plain black. If it's a dark red, go black. If it's a lighter red, go white.
  5. A minty off-white kinda colour would be nice for vintage charm. White pearloid, too.
  6. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Black would be killer.
  7. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    black pearl, tort or a pearl white those are the best IMO
  8. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    Indeed :)
  9. flourescent yellow, hell yeah :D

    or glow in the dark ?
  10. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

  11. permagrin


    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    don't like black pearl...
  12. KYJazzy

    KYJazzy Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    Black. Black black black. Put a black guard on. Black. Almost a pastel black. You can see yourself in....the pickguard. I think it looks like death. Simple, classic, elegant.
  13. Ten


    Oct 3, 2005

    Black pickguards are simply awesome on red jazzes.

    I can think of no greater sexually appealing bass than a black pickguard on a red J-bass, with a maple neck and black block inlays.

  14. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
    Black. Solid black, not a black white black. If you get a 3 ply, a thick Sharpie works great to black out the white ply. Just go over it twice and let it dry. Stays on great. And its cheaper than custom ordering a solid black pickguard.
    If you do order one though, get a "matte" finish solid black. That would be good looking.
    Alot of bassists really under estimate the look of a black pickguard on any color bass.
    I think the pearloids are over used and too common now.
    Oh, and put some black pickguard screws on too. It will give it that clean look from afar. :hyper:
  15. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    White Pearloid.
  16. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    black, change knobs
  17. Put a black one on it until they make a darker color. :bassist:
  18. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    I had a red Mexican Deluxe Active 5 string Jazz with a tortoise pickguard. It looked very nice.

    I don't want to rain on the pickguard parade, but you need to keep in mind that since your Jazz is MIM, aftermarket pickguards might not fit properly. Depending on how old your bass is, the front pickup might be wider than the one on an MIA Jazz and the screw holes might not line up exactly.