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Which Guard on a Black Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Piedro, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Piedro


    Jan 23, 2001
    Montréal, Qc, Canada
    Endorsing Aguilar Amp product.
    Hi guys.. i would like to have pics of your black Jazz, cause mine is black and black but my drummer always ask me for a tortoize pick guard on it.. i love tortoize pick guard but i can't imagine it...
    i would like to have original idea too.. what could be great on a black jazz with a maple fretboard

    this is the only pics i have of this bass.. so this is me!
  2. TampaBlues


    Oct 28, 2002
    Tampa, Florida
    I prefer Black with a Black pearl guard myself.
  3. I've always liked Black Pearl on black basses.
  4. I'm a white pearl guy
  5. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Either brown tort or black/white/black for sure.
  6. Straight up white! Like the Geddy Lee sig.
  7. waxcomb


    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    Tell the drummer to buy you one.
  8. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    BWB with the maple board

    tort if you had rosewood
  9. Senor SQUID

    Senor SQUID Guest

    Jan 11, 2004
    Black w/ black is the only way for me!
  10. Lowner


    May 14, 2005
    Over Here
    I put a red pearloid one on my jazz. It looks awesome! :)
  11. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Mirror? Diamond Plate?

    Black on black is good. you could go pearloid or just straight-up white too.
  12. The obvious choice is pink.
  13. bigbajo60


    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas
    As for "original" options, isn't there a company that makes 'exotic' wood pickguards? Why not a maple pickguard to match the neck and contrast the body?

    Could be cool!
  14. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    I'd like a black Jazz with tort myself.
  15. lull&smooth


    Jun 21, 2004
    i say red tort man
  16. adouglas


    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    The best-looking Fender I've ever seen had a black body and tortoiseshell pickguard.

    Sadly, I can't actually remember if it was a Jazz bass or a Strat! But the combo left a lasting impression.
  17. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I say leave it the way it is. I love the black tort combo, but think it looks nicer with rosewood board. My Geddy is Black on black, with the maple neck, blocks and binding, it is one sleek looking bass.
  18. Piedro


    Jan 23, 2001
    Montréal, Qc, Canada
    Endorsing Aguilar Amp product.
    Thanks guys... i'll try to ask my drummer to by me a new jazz bass with the tort on it .. it could be great! :bassist:

    but i love the idea to put a wood pick guard on it... if you have the links for this company, or a pick of it, i'd love to see that!
  19. bigbajo60


    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas
    There's several sites on the internet... here's one:


    Here's an example from one of their customers... not quite like your bass, since this one has a rosewood fretboard, but you get the idea. And if I'm not mistaken, they can tint the wood as light or dark as you like, so if you want to match the neck of your bass exactly, that might be do-able.
  20. strummer


    Jul 27, 2005
    -How much more black can it get?


    I think your black on black Jazz looks way cool with the maple neck, and I think torts look better with rosewood.

    Wood pickguards look nice, but then you'll have to wear pine cones in your beard as well ;)