Red Tortoise or Vintage Tortoise?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by superfly, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
    Which do you think would look "better" or "correct" on my new 1998 Fender AM Sunburst P bass?
    The Red Tortoise or the Vintage Tortoise ?
    Or just keep the stock white pickguard?
    red tort
    vint tort

    These are both "Allparts" brand and the Allparts website calls the red tort "vintage red tort"

    I like the Red Tortoise myself, but only if it has that "browness" to it like the picture indicates.
  2. i like the vintage because the pattern is more defined. but both will look great on the sunburst.
  3. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Miura, Japan
    On a burst I would put the vintage. The red would look great on a yellow or white bass.
  4. Bassin' 'Round

    Bassin' 'Round Banned

    Apr 30, 2005
    Vintage, vintage, vintage. Did I mention that vintage would be better? On the other hand, vintage would look great, too.
  5. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Red, because that's what's on my Jazz.;)
  6. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    Vintage after Easter is only in good taste.
  7. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
  8. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    vintage on sunburts, red on black.
  9. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
  10. Jonas.


    Jun 2, 2005
  11. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
    I decided to go with a 3 ply black pickguard. After seeing a few pics of sunburst basses with black pickguards I liked it. Plus I didn't want the usual sunburst and tortoise look.
    The black on sunburst gives it a more "sinister" look. :scowl:
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  13. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

  14. apollo11


    Aug 19, 2004
    New York
    I just put a 62 reissue tort on my 2001 Amer. Series Precision, plus the obligatory goodies; all were purchased from basspartsresource, for a total of about $80:
  15. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I would say vintage for the win. IMO, red kinda contrasts with the sunburst.
  16. I always leaned toward vintage (browner) on a two-tone sunburst, Red on a three-tone sunburst. But they look good switched, and the black looks sharp as well. How's that for a non-answer? I'm so confused!
  17. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member