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Which color do you like the best?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tuBass, Jan 13, 2004.

which color

Poll closed Jan 27, 2004.
  1. black pearl

    16 vote(s)
  2. silver pearl

    9 vote(s)
  3. none of the above (please make suggestion)

    10 vote(s)
  1. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    I am getting really sick of constantly wiping dowm my bass trying to get every smudge off of it, so I am going to build a pickguard for it, so it's not just one glossy black wasteland.

    I have made a template (pictured), but I can't decide which color to go with for the pickguard

    By the way, there will be a cut out for the neck and pickups on the actual guard, I just didn't need them for the edge routing for the template.

    How about some help?
  2. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    here is the black pearl, on a black background

  3. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    silver pearl

  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Personally, with a black bass, I would go with something a little different- either green pearl or blue pearl. Blue pearl on black would look pretty sharp. (Blank stock of both of these colors is available through Warmoth.)

    But, of the two, I would go with black pearl.
  5. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    I think the blue pearl is a little too "sky blue" for my tastes, but the silver blue pearl has some potential.

    Is this any better?

  6. TheBassmeister


    Nov 23, 2003
    Austin, TX
    I agree with the above person... if you are just going to have black with a pickguard, another color other than black or silver would look great. My friend had a custom pickguard made for his black Sadowsky, and it looked awesome. It was the orangy-bronze color on the bongo basses, but pearloid. It took him forever to get it, and it was fairly expensive for a pickguard, so im not saying thats the route you should go. I think a green or blue, or maybe even a brighter color would look pretty smooth on a black beauty like that.
  7. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    Ok, Green pearl

  8. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    Originally I had left off tort because I didn't want a celluloid guard, and I thought the stewmac material was too small for such a large guard. After some careful measurements, I have found the stewmac tort will BARELY fit onto my template.

    So, for your viewing pleasure, I give you tort.

  9. Silver Pearl......gets my vote.

  10. ghetto911


    Jan 28, 2003
    Spokane, WA
    I like the tortoise, personally. Silver blue pearl is pretty cool, too.
  11. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
  12. go for the red tort man!
  13. silver perl for a little extra contrast.
  14. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Green! It's the new black!
  15. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    Tortoise shell on a black bass is nice. Black pearl would also look nice, but I think silver pearl might be a bit gaudy.
  16. Tortoise or Black Pearl!!
  17. coffee-sipper


    Jul 10, 2003
    Raleigh NC
    What kind of bass is that? I vote for the silver pearl. I am interested in making a pickgaurd is there a resource you use in the design and construction? Please keep us updated.
  18. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Another vote for tort.
  19. nothing says vintage like tort. I gotta go with that.
  20. Go with the mirrored chrome...when those stage lights reflect off it and blind the first 5 rows of people, you'll thank me. You'd be wiping it down in between verses though.

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