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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Black or white pearloid pickguard on black RG470?

Can you give me advice on the subject pls.

I really don't like the look of my black RG470 right now. It's completely black: headstock, neck (rosewood), body, trem, pickups, pickup rings, knobs etc... looks like black sheep. I decided to install a pickguard on it.

Do you think that black pearloid pickguard would look better on it, or the white one?

Since this is my second post, I can't post any pics here as examples...
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 04:45 PM
 
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Re: Black or white pearloid pickguard on black RG470?

I took the white pickguard off my Fender Strat and put a black pearloid on and it really looks much better in my opinion. There are different levels of black pearloid some are darker and some are closer to a pearloid grey....

You can get matching Tremlo cover if your really enthusiastic....
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Re: Black or white pearloid pickguard on black RG470?

I'd go white, just for the contrast.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Black or white pearloid pickguard on black RG470?

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I took the white pickguard off my Fender Strat and put a black pearloid on and it really looks much better in my opinion. There are different levels of black pearloid some are darker and some are closer to a pearloid grey....

You can get matching Tremlo cover if your really enthusiastic....


I believe I'll go for black pearloid too (although it would then look a little bit like Jem555, and would gain some generic attributes... but it already looks 100% generical anyway)

The thing is; white pearloid looks more luxurious and flamboyant (hope I've chosen right epithets on English) and matches up pretty good on black polished body. However, if everything else on a guitar is black, then it stands out too much. Especially on Ibanez. The two humbucker frames with pickups then look like black rectangle holes, and look just too wide (unlike Strat's pickups for example). The contrast between B/W is the key factor that puts too much emphasis on the pickguard view in my particular case. However, with maple fingerboard, it would look fairly different, and better IMO.

I'm a little bit pissed off that I cannot post 2 or 3 small pics here to support my conclusions, but it's how it is... the site is excellent aside of that.
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