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Tortoise or Mint Green pickguard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ari, Oct 25, 2003.


Which pickguard do you prefer?

Poll closed Nov 8, 2003.
  1. Tortoise

    32 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. Mint Green

    8 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
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    Or...

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  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    I like them both but if you have to choose one I'd go with the tortoise guard

    Rob
     
  3. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    With that maple top, I think white pearl might look great if you don't think it would be too pretty. If I had to choose for myself it would definitely be tortoise though.

    -Anders
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm a real big fan of Mint Green on 59 burst but the tortoise looks really nice with the Rosewood board.

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1157811">

    I don't own this any longer but it looks great.
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1184436">
     
  5. I'm really liken' the mint green!

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    Treena
     
  6. the mint green would be different. most sunburst basses have a tortoise or white pickguard.
     
  7. marc40a

    marc40a

    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    Mint...hands down.
     
  8. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Tortoise for sunbursts, black, and maybe olympic white if the f-board is rosewood. Mint seems to work with just about any solid color, and is also nice with a two-tone burst.
     
  9. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Tortoise pickguards look really classy.(Not that mint pickguards aren't, I just prefer the tort)
     
  10. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    tort
     
  11. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I prefer green
     
  12. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    Tortoise
     
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Nino, maybe it's the angle that your pics were taken at, but I cant see a hint of green in either.

    I can see the green in this, however......

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  14. robe

    robe

    Oct 19, 2003
    Australia-Brisbane
    tortise shell is the way to go!:) :hyper: