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TORTOISE SHELL Pickguard?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FenderHotRod, Apr 16, 2005.


  1. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    I have seen a lot of threads where the Tort. pickguard is the main choice.

    What makes it so?
     
  2. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Uh, it looks really nice...
     
  3. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Agreed.
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  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Because of the way it looks.

    There are many websites, Ernie Ball's , for one, that allow you to see how their basses look with different finishes and materials. Check them out and see what a difference a pg can make to an instrument's look.
     
  5. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    I'm just wondering because when I bought bass back in 2002, before I found Talkbass. I thought about changing my pickguard. :eek: That is until I started reading threads about them. I was like cool I have a popular pickguard. When I played with a pick I always liked tort picks.

    Anyways, The question has been on my mind for about the past month, so I decided to ask it and get out of there. :D
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Good call. Frees up some space.:)

    Now that's taking a good thing too far. I don't think folks are as particular about picks... :D
     
  7. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    I used to hate tort pickguards... but... they're growing on me. Looks great on sunburst and white basses.
     
  8. iualum

    iualum

    Apr 9, 2004
    60453
    ...and black and red...
     
  9. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    What about Natural?
     
  10. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    The Tort picks had less harsh of an Attack. This is when I was playing that six string thingy. The action is pretty low on my six string thingymabob, so when I used a regular plastic Heavy pick I would get more string buzz than form a tort pick.
     
  11. I think tort pickguards are the poor man's quilted maple.

    Plus, they look good on just about anything.
     
  12. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Thats an interesting idea , I love the way they look on white basses. :bassist:
     
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Yes, but you realize that that's more of a thickness issue than an esthetic one, right?

    It's all plastic.
     
  14. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas
    I refuse to comment anymore on tortoiseshell Pick to save some face and not come off as kookoo. :D
     
  15. 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
    I want a tort guard made from a real turtle.
     
  16. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Check Warmoth in six months when their most recent hatch are all fully grown.
     
  17. xshawnxearthx

    xshawnxearthx

    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    i wish people didnt like them. then maybe they wouldnt be so much more expensive then every other pick guard,.