wood basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by king_truffle, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. king_truffle

    king_truffle Guest

    Apr 4, 2001
    Oshkosh WI
    Hi everybody, I am thinking of selling my current bass and getting one of those nice wood finish ones. Only thing is that I use a pick when playing and I haven't seen any wood finish ones with a pickguard. Well, I have seen some but they look just awful. Does anybody know of any bass that has a wood finish and a pickguard that looks decent? Thanks.
  2. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU
    You don't really need a pickguard unless you're too agressive. It's cosmetic really.

    These natural wood finishes are fairly common, and more basses than not have it as a finish option.(whether the stores near you carry them, I'm not sure)

    What price range are you in?
  3. king_truffle

    king_truffle Guest

    Apr 4, 2001
    Oshkosh WI
    anything up to about 500. I was also thinking of getting a 5-string.
  4. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Gibson Rippers are pretty cool.
  5. count_funkula

    count_funkula Guest

    Dec 13, 1999
    Greenville, Tx
    Fender makes a Precision and a Jazz with a real nice natural finish. They both have pickgaurds and look really good. I played the natural P-bass this weekend and I loved it. It may very well be my next bass.

    Good Luck