When Tom was showing me the different finishes you can get on a j bass pickguard when you order them, I was really attracted to the pearl finish ones. Tom was more interested in the sparkly ones, which I thought were really nice, too. I think if I had been in a different mood, I would have gone with the sparkle finish, too. I guess it would really depend on if the music he is playing is a soft, background set, or a high-energy set. I wonder how hard it would be to swap them out between sets.