Spitfire Tort Pickguards ... Which Shade??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lowbrow, May 3, 2019.

  1. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    Those of you who are familiar with Spitfire's many gradations of tort pickguards - which of the choices would you say best corresponds with this guard?


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  2. bassdudestevo

    bassdudestevo Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Ft. Worth, Texas
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    I’d go with vintage burgundy with speckled 60s option.
     
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  3. Vintage burgundy as well here.
     
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  4. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    Thanks for your input friends -
     
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  5. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Ravenholm
    Agreed.
     
  6. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    I have an American Original P in Olympic White. It's a terrific bass and comes very close to pre-CBS in terms of feel, but I have to say the pick guard, which veers toward brownish-dark doesn't ring any vintage vibe bells for me. Need to bring in some of that good red.
     
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  7. StevieMac

    StevieMac

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    This is a spitfire vintage burgundy on my Bluesman.

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  8. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    I have the Vintage Burgundy / Vintage Red Mix on my Fender Jazz 5 Parts Bass
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    That’s pretty close to my actual Pre CBS guard
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  9. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    YES - the burgundy/red mix on bass #1 is the thing I'm seeking - guessing that's the 'speckled '60s' option?
     
  10. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    Why not ask the Spitfire dude himself?
     
  11. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    Cause I value the input of my TB friends - and I think I've found my answer. ;)
     
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  12. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    Makes sense.

    What video is that shot from at the top of the thread? It doesn't look like the best light, so it might be best to track down some more photos of that bass.
     
  13. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I prefer the dark version.
     
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  14. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    Spitfire rock . I have 4 of them , welp selling 2 here real soon . One of them going up is a " faded orange " aged . hit me if you want it , it's not yet listed . The other is Black . I'll do a bro deal since I infiltrated this thread . :)
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  15. Nice! How are those Delano’s treating you? Also, what’s under the hood? (Preamp)
     
  16. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    Delano JMVC pickups + Sadowsky Preamp = my #1 poison of choice!!

    Really simple to dial in a whole spectrum of classic tones.
     
  17. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    It's a screen grab of the bass in the Stephen Colbert show band
     
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  18. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    Thanks for the offer but that's the wrong shade for me.
     
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  19. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    i actually do too.
     
  20. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    Thanks for the input, TBers. I see one of these in vintage red/burgundy, speckled '60s in my future.