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

    marc40a Supporting Member

    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. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
  11. Yvon


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

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, 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......

  14. robe


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