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White p-bass what colour plate?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sirspoogesalot, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. sirspoogesalot


    Apr 21, 2008
    HI there , i just purchased me a fender standard precision bass (excuse my spelling). however i want to change the scratch plate but im not sure on what colour scratch plate to go for, has anybody got any good suggestion? or maybe if anyone has any pictures.

    and another question which is probably realy nooby, but i thought i'd ask. Clearly if i was to remove the scratch plate i would have to first remove the knobs as they would get in the way, does anybody know how to remove these knobs?

  2. rutty24


    May 20, 2007
    there is only one option for you


  3. sirspoogesalot


    Apr 21, 2008
    lol and what is tort?
  4. What color is the bass?
    The knobs should either pull straight off or have a small set screw(either a common/flat-blade type or allen/hex-head)in the side.
    BTW your spelling has improved, though Fender & perhaps Precision & Standard should be capitalized.
  5. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    go black. It's a good look.
  6. Tort is short for tortoiseshell.


  7. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    Says in the thread title: White.

    Tort is this:


    Edit: Looks like EM is a bit quicker on the draw.
  8. sirspoogesalot


    Apr 21, 2008
    oh right thanks a lot guys for the help
  9. Tort. White basses should always have tort pickguards. Always. No exceptions. Ever.

    Except white. White is good too...


    (Tort=Tortoise shell like this )
  10. Once you get the knobs off, you have to remove the output jack and the pots. There is a nut holding each of these on. Hold the pots or jack from the back while turning to keep them from twisting.

    Reverse the process when you have the new pickguard. Make sure no wires (especially the wire coming from the bridge) have come loose.
  11. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Do gold! No one has gold!
  12. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    I like tort w/ rosewood or 3-ply black w/ a maple board on a P.
  13. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    Mine was gold, but I definitely prefer tortoiseshell

    GoldSmall. SmallFront.
  14. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    EZ...always whoring that damn '63 around TB. God that thing is so gorgeous...
  15. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    Hey I know you love it! If you've got it, flaunt it:D Your tort/white is very sweet too.
  16. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    White/white, white/black and white/tort are all good, IMHO. I'm not a fan of the white/gold 50's reissue look. I saw a white P with black/white checkered pickguard ("scratch plate") that was interesting in a Cheap Trick kinda way. It was a very small pattern, maybe 1/2" squares or even slightly smaller.
  17. dakpluto


    Oct 14, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    pickguard.....we don't need no stinking pickguard.

    Or a white one with a beautiful airbrushed naked chick on it....that wins too.
  18. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    My sentiments exactly...
  19. cadduc


    Mar 4, 2006
    i vote black pickguard on a white body, and i prefer the maple neck in this color chart
  20. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop

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