Which Color Pickguards Go Well With Red Body Bass? Share Pictures?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MarMar, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. MarMar

    MarMar Inactive

    Sep 9, 2020
    See title. Sometimes I feel like most red bass guitars have either a white or a black pickguard. I like both, but I feel like there have to be some other good options for pickguard colors on a red bodied bass. Standing out can be good or bad, but I think it's mostly good. :bassist:
  2. emaper


    Aug 17, 2021
    My girlfriend plays a Fiesta Red Classic 60s Fender Jazz with a tortoise pickguard. It looks amazing, imho... The pickguard has black and brown spots that perfectly balance the aesthetics of the solid red body.

  3. Katoosie

    Katoosie Chocolate is the best Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2020
    I have some ideas!

    Anodized gold looks decent on a red bass, imho. Seen and played a vintera 50 and it wasn't bad looking. Like this.


    Some kind of sparkle/galaxy, bonus points for extra blue tint and bling
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  4. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
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  5. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    Astoria, NY
    63 P FR CU - 2 A1.jpg IMG_20210105_161132.jpg

    And my trusty P with anodized pg - it was how this bass started:
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  6. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Available at WDMusic. Red Pearloid. I bought one for a red Jazz-style bass. It looked great.
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  7. Ampslut


    May 15, 2017
    Barrackville WV
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  8. JW56789

    JW56789 Guest

    Feb 18, 2017
    I've always wondered why Fender rarely if ever repeated that look from Strats and other guitars of the white pickups shells on a white pickguard on basses. If I had a red one (just let me find the right Candy Apple Red one !), I'd think about doing as I did with my Lake Placid Blue James Johnston Squier:

    I just always like this look, especially on the 'DuPont' car colors like CAR, LPB, etc.
  9. Grinderman


    Dec 21, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Depends on which red.
  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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  11. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2007
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  12. WoodyJ

    WoodyJ Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Kansas City
    Fiesta Red
    62 AVRI Fullerton closeup (2).jpg
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  13. Renegade bass

    Renegade bass

    Nov 2, 2020
    IMG_20210503_170421.jpg White pearl on trans red.
  14. west al

    west al Road Rex (Road King) Supporting Member

    Cherry Red body, with a Black PG. Everything else is uncivilized.

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  15. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
  16. Hounddog409


    Oct 27, 2015
  17. Jazzkuma


    Sep 12, 2008
    I like the look of anodized pickguards but I hate how they feel on my fingers
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  18. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    grey pearloid

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  19. SunByrne

    SunByrne trained monkey Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    As many pics in this thread have demonstrated, the correct answer is black.

    Black goes with everything.
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