Which pickguard for my P/J?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steamthief, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. One-ply black

    9 vote(s)
  2. Black/white/black

    6 vote(s)
  3. White/black/white

    2 vote(s)
  4. Tortoise shell

    27 vote(s)
  5. Keep the anodized gold

    4 vote(s)
  1. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Vintage white/pale yellow Fender P/J w/maple neck, currently wears an anodized gold pickguard. I'm leaning towards trying a one-ply black replacement. Which would you choose?
  2. I have a P that's turned into a cream color that goes well with it's black p/g.
  3. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I'm a big fan of the look of black on vintage white.


    I mean come ON!
  4. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    The black pickguard looks good on white if it's got a rosewood fingerboard but with maple, it's gotta be tortoiseshell.
  5. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    one ply black or tort.
  6. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    I'd say either tort or black.
  7. Tort.
  8. Tort will alway reign on this forum. :)
  9. justinb515


    May 23, 2006
    one ply back for sure. everyone has tort...
  10. KYJazzy


    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    This brings me to the question ----

    Why is everyone so gaga over tort? I mean yes its beautiful, and nothing fits sunburst finishes like a tortoise, but c'mon, I want some legitimate aesthetic reasoning!

    your bass is screaming for the black (either 1-ply or 3) pickguard. That would just ooze taste and class. Tort is sooo overdoonee.... :ninja:
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Cuz it's just better, duh!
  12. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    This is why I'm leaning towards black. Nice bass, Bardolph!
  13. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    LOL, ain't it the truth? I considered not including tort in the poll, due to the intense tort love on TB, but figured people would just respond "tort" on the thread anyway! I am suprised by the margin tort is winning by, so far. Any pics of vintage white P/ tort scratchplate would help the cause.
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  16. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
  17. TyKao


    Jun 29, 2003
    Black/white/black. There is no other choice.

    I always thought it was the opposite. Tort fits nicely with rosewood because the dark color of the fingerboard meshes better with the color of most tort guards. When you have something bright like a maple neck against it though, it looks off.

    Seriously, would you wear yellow and reddish brown to a party?
  18. tjh


    Mar 22, 2006
    so, where is the best source to buy Fender aftermarket tort 3-4 ply p/g's ... I just stole the one off of my 60's Classic Series 3TS to put on my nat ash MIA Jazz ?? ... ten hole preferred
  19. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Man, that sends tingles up my spine, to put it politely. . . :crying:

    I think nothing beats tortoise with vintage white/cream. . . one-ply black pickguards look cheap.

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