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)
  2. Mint Green

    8 vote(s)
  1. Ari


    Dec 6, 2001
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

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

  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.

  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member 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.

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    I don't own this any longer but it looks great.
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  5. I'm really liken' the mint green!

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


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

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I prefer green
  11. 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......

  12. robe


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