clear or tortoiseshell?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by allan grossman, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. clear

    12 vote(s)
  2. tortoiseshell

    31 vote(s)
  1. I got both pickguards (the original and the one the seller ordered) back from the manufacturer today. Which one do y'all like better?



  2. way_of_opiatism

    way_of_opiatism 28d, 6h, 42m, 12 seconds

    Feb 5, 2003
    neither really, id like to see black but the clear is clearly the winner of the choices readily available at your disposal at the time of this posting.
  3. pbassfreak


    May 2, 2001
    long beach
    i put a clear one on my sunburst stingray and i get so many compliments on it..maybe someday they'll compliment my playing....
  4. rockbassist1087

    rockbassist1087 Guest

    Nov 29, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    Tortise shell. It looks cooler.
  5. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Ooh....clear, definitely.
  6. I had to vote for those little land turtles. :D

    My favorite color combo for any bass would be: sunburst finish, tortoiseshell pickguard and rosewood fingerboard. Okay, I'm stuck in the 60s. :p

    Looks nice, Allan.

  7. Thanks for the responses so far, gents. I appreciate the feedback.
  8. sambass


    Apr 15, 2003
    i would definitly say the turtle shell over the clear. If you like the clear, why not just use no pickguard? I just like to see as much wood as possible
  9. Because the bass came from the factory drilled for a pickguard, sambass - otherwise I'd give some thought to the no pickguard thing :)
  10. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    I think the tortiseshell compliments the finish of the bass more IMO.
  11. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    if you could somehow put little tiny plugs of wood into the screw holes and match the finish then no pickguard would be a good idea. I don't think it would be too hard, but I probably wouldn't risk it on a nice bass.
  12. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Tortoise shell or black will give it the classic look.;)
  13. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Is that a Fodera NYC? I think clear is more distinctive.
  14. Yeah - it's an NYC, Jared.

    I may switch back and forth a couple times before I settle on anything :)
  15. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    :spit: I loathe clear pickguards.
  16. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    And they loathe you.
  17. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest always, just go with what you like best! :D
  18. To me, the clear PG looks like a big crack in the finish... :eek:
  19. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002