Which one looks better to you

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LarryO, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. red

    17 vote(s)
  2. tort

    63 vote(s)
  1. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    I had an extra pickguard laying around so I put it on my jazz bass along with a pic. Which one looks better to you? Tort pg and knobs or red pg with blck knobs...please look at pics and give me your opinion.

  2. fitbass3p


    Oct 7, 2006
    Madison, WI
    With the one set of pics in the case, and one out of the case, I can't tell the difference against the plush velvety stuff :(
  3. I've never liked those red tort guards. I don't know what they are trying to look like so they look fake to me.
  4. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Shoot the bass with good lighting both ways...it's too hard to tell with the current pics.
  5. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
  6. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    I like Tort because it reminds me of bygone days. I think they look best on a cream bass but the brighter red looks better to me on the white one you have.

    What are you gonna do with the white cast off? Donations being taken for all cast off pickguards. I'm getting into making templates for custom wood, brass, etcetera.
  7. tort. but i took off the pickguard off my jazz bass and i like it much more
  8. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    now i am wondering....if I put the tort guard back on..what to do with Betty Page...LOL
  9. Siegy


    Jun 28, 2007
    Central Neb.
    I find it funny that no matter what color the bass is, most people on TB will ALWAYS say tort. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but cmon people, DIVERSIFY!!!
  10. Thump Jr.

    Thump Jr.

    Jun 8, 2008
    SW FL
    I think the red one suits the decal more, but if it was my call, I'd get a black p/g. They both look fine, but considering the decal, I'd have to go with the red.
  11. I think it would look better with the original white one.
  12. White and tort is a classic combination. Love that look.
  13. Reindeer

    Reindeer I'm just a user

    Jun 21, 2008
    Tort if you want the vintage look, red if you want to be different.
  14. FrigginChris


    Feb 6, 2006
  15. Flizzy21


    May 13, 2007
    haha ive noticed that also, but i gotta say i love that white/tort look. In most other cases i would vote black though.
  16. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I just don't like the look of the other one
  17. [​IMG]

    But in a jazz PG obviously. :)
  18. ive always been a fan of the red.. but if this was a BLACK jazz.. then tort all the way
  19. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The pictures are both out of focus and the lighting is not consistent.

    Let's see some in-focus pix taken under good light.