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With/Without Scratchplate??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SwitcHPE, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. SwitcHPE


    Sep 19, 2008
    Port Elizabeth
    Sup dudes

    Was messing around with my 77 and decided to take the scratchplate off:meh:, but now i can't decide if it looks better on or off. Its a 50-50 split with my friends.

    Was just curious about what the TB'ers think...


  2. robert43


    Jun 5, 2007
    I like it without but can you see the screw holes if you can the with it .
  3. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    hey!... I've a crazy idea... leave it off, then, when you feel like it, put it back on. Run with it baby!

    Looks real nice without BTW.

    Mines off cos I broke it...

  4. KiwiGroove


    Jul 15, 2008
    Ehhh, The lazy burst on the lower horn is kinda ugly, so I have say leave it on.
  5. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray

    Feb 20, 2009
    neither..try a tortoise guard
  6. lol....
  7. Truth.
  8. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass - the final frontier! Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    ...or try an all black guard - I think the white layer distracts slightly.

    There's too much 'overspray' of black for me to have that one guard off.

    Whatever way you chose it's a nice looking bass!
  9. htharp


    Feb 4, 2007
    Dallas, Tx
    With! I don't like the screw holes, the burst could be better, and I just like the look better
  10. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Another vote for Tort...
  11. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I'm a huge tort fan and have to agree it would look fantastic. However, with the white blocks I think a white pearl would be a great look.

    And like others said, going "naked" exposes the flaw on the lower horn so I'd say you need a guard on it to cover that up.
  12. NoHomework81


    Jul 27, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  13. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN

    Baltic amber might be a nice option as well.
  14. Leave it on!

    I always thought that Jazz basses looked really plain and weird without pickguards.
    As others have pointed out, the inconsistency in the sunburst looks really "off", and screwholes are ugly.
  15. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
    Sweet bass either way : )
  16. I say leave it off:bag:
  17. jtre


    Nov 22, 2007
    off. it could be my imagination, but i always thought mine sounded better with the pickguard off.
    that bass is shweet though, a winner either way
  18. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    On...removed looks too 60's jaco-esque - wrong era! WRONG! ;)


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