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which pickguard should i go with???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 513rocks.com, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. 513rocks.com


    Sep 22, 2004
    Mason, Ohio
    i just got my '75 RI and have 2 pickguards that fit. one is white and one is silver pearl. i dont know which to go with, what do you think?
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars

    Hands down.
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Neither, tort all the way! (for this bass)
  4. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
  5. Time Divider

    Time Divider Guest

    Apr 7, 2005
    If these are your only choices, white is it.

    Otherwise, I agree with Jazzin' - Tortoise shell would be the ultimate.
  6. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
  7. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Of the two I choose white. Though preferably I'd go with black or tort.
  8. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    black pearl but tort or solid black would be ideal.
  9. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    I like the pearl...
  10. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I think the pearl is kinda icky. I'd say go with white or black.
  11. mobax


    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
  12. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ

    I personally prefer black though.
  13. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    since that WAS my bass (thanks again mark), i'll chime in. i always wanted a red tort. something about sting playing one like that i believe... but between those two, i prefer the white. the black MOP looks modern, but i think that kind of defeats the purpose of a RI bass... just my aesthetic opinion, of course ;)
  14. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
    White or solid black (no layers just black).
  15. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    +1 to my +1. El negro es cooler que blanco.
  16. the pearl looks too busy.

    that bass is supposed to look classic. i would go with white... but i think black would be best.
  17. coop


    Jun 22, 2002
  18. 513rocks.com


    Sep 22, 2004
    Mason, Ohio
    wow i cant believe the responce. i think im gonna go totally against the grain and get a pearl white guard. the white goes too good with the white binding and pearl block inlays. plus no one suggested that so it will be a lil more mine. :)
  19. nataku


    Jun 21, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    i would go with the silver if it were my bass (i wish)
    but, ive always been partial to mirror pickguards myself
  20. + about 37 million, haha

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