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White and Tort!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MoeTown1986, Aug 16, 2018.


  1. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I’m a sucker for white and tort guitars and basses. Let’s see what you have! Make and model do not matter. Just has to be white and tort.
    8282DB4F-3A81-457A-9EE8-228E9A7CA2E2.
     
  2. Axstar

    Axstar

    Jul 8, 2016
    East of Eden.
    I like this combination, but only on rosewood-necked basses! White and maple looks better with a black pickguard, in my opinion.
     
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  3. AskBass

    AskBass

    Oct 9, 2016
    it looks even better with a black pearl pickguard
     
  4. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I bought a black pick guard for the maple necked Jazz. Didn’t like it at all. Looked too bland.
     
  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Call me a fossil, but unless it is cheap photo-tort, it looks good on anything.
     
  6. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I actually thought about an abalone pickguard once to match the blocks.
     
  7. Axstar

    Axstar

    Jul 8, 2016
    East of Eden.
    It even looks good on actual tortoises.

    Do you reckon they shield the inside of their shells with copper foil?
     
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  8. Axstar

    Axstar

    Jul 8, 2016
    East of Eden.
    Now this is where you are wrong. :D
     
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  9. Muddslide

    Muddslide

    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Creamy off white (or aged looking white) with reddish tort and a rosewood fingerboard is about my favorite combo. Just pure class.
     
  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    My all rosewood necked SR5:

    933A0261-9EC4-4443-BA63-67DABDFD76AD.
     
  11. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    BEAUTIFUL! I love love love all rosewood necks!
     
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  12. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Thanks! This is my first, but it may not be my last. The thumb feel is amazing.
     
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  13. Axstar

    Axstar

    Jul 8, 2016
    East of Eden.
    The Spitfire guy seems to be the only one capturing the variety of tones in old tort pickguards. Some tort is almost orangy-red, and way lighter than anything Fender have reissued recently. This is apparently a '62 P bass.

    fender-Precision-1962-Blonde--big.
     
  14. AskBass

    AskBass

    Oct 9, 2016
    15723768901_94f798d791_b-.
    maybe not for everyone but I like it.
    Ordered one from ebay. (not my bass in the pic)
     
  15. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Pretty slick!
     
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  16. Warpeg

    Warpeg

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    Here you go....

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  17. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Paint matched headstock?? Or just the lighting? I love it!
     
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  18. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    That a custom shop?
     
  19. Warpeg

    Warpeg

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    Nope. It's a AVRI '63 P wearing a Fender Pure Vintage tort guard. It also has the stock mint green guard, which is on it right now.
     
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