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Just a simple help pick a pickguard poll..

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by antoniolopez90, Mar 8, 2013.

Which pickguard looks better?

Poll closed Mar 18, 2013.
  1. Black

    26 vote(s)
  2. Tortise

    74 vote(s)
  3. Carrots...please explain!

    5 vote(s)
  1. antoniolopez90


    Mar 6, 2011
    Lemme know which one you think is better por favor.

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  2. fender stratocaster? :confused:
  3. SuperTbass


    Aug 29, 2010
    Tort with the rosewood fingerboard... if the neck were maple I'd be saying the black.
  4. Deedubs


    Mar 5, 2012
    :rollno: did I miss somthing?
  5. Deedubs


    Mar 5, 2012
  6. slombovia


    Jul 15, 2003
    I am a determined follower of Jesus Christ and am a Mormon.
    No plastic. WOOD! Wood basses. Don't wreck them with plastic.
  7. antoniolopez90


    Mar 6, 2011
    As a matter of fact I currently have a walnut pickguard I hand made on it right now :smug: Maybe ill try to get a pic up tonight.

    Problem is its hand made lol and I havent the skill to make an excellent one. I am considering getting more walnut or even rosewood and giving it another try.

    Stratocaster?... thats my other project:bag:
  8. cjp3044


    Oct 10, 2008
    Clovis, CA
    In the pics, the headstock says stratocaster :)

    I think they both look good. Black pearloid would be another option to consider. I'm putting black pearloid on the P I am currently building (pearl white body, Wenge J neck with a Bubinga fingerboard), so I'm kinda biased right now.

  9. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    real tortoise alway looks best. but some of the cheap new ones are cheap looking. compared to that i would go black.
  10. antoniolopez90


    Mar 6, 2011
    Well tort is definitively not cheap.. I think the price difference is like 35 vs 90 dollars for tort and black....
  11. Xajuran


    May 13, 2012

  12. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

    Nov 29, 2009
    Formerly Staten Island
  13. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Why is it that nobody wants clown barf anymore?
  14. GreaserMatt


    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Black; just because I like the look of a black p/g on a white p bass; some of my fav players play that particular model...
  15. testing1two

    testing1two Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Nothing can beat the tortoise...just ask the hare.
  16. cm3ohana

    cm3ohana Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    Definitely tort
  17. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    on a P-bass, where that little corner of the guard supports the output jack? i'd give it a week before it broke.
    you mean that all-out red, white, blue and black swirl that some fender picks have? i've never seen that on a pickguard! (could be interesting, though)
  18. antoniolopez90


    Mar 6, 2011
    I actually broke that area when I was making the pot hole in my walnut guard. Its a side output jack however so not much issue.

    I think everyone loves tort Lol now I need to find someone who won't charge me 100 bucks or more :/

    Thanks for all votes!
  19. dStar


    Mar 1, 2012
    I hate plain plastic, I prefer tortoise, or black or white pearloid. The plain, solid, plastics, just look plastic to me. Yeah, I know, they're all plastic, but some look more plastic than others.
  20. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    Black for Rock/Punk
    Red Tort for everything else (red's still classy but with an edge)

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