Re: Gold guard or tortoise shell ? (Lots of images)

Discussion of newer designs, copies and reissue offset-waist instruments.

Which one do you think looks the best ?

Gold anodized
11
48%
Tortoise shell
12
52%
 
Total votes: 23

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Re: Gold guard or tortoise shell ? (Lots of images)

Post by Soiouz » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:39 pm

I finally received my amp this afternoon back from its tune up (it sounds amazing), and I could plug the JM with the gold guard and test it.



First impressions: the tone with the gold guard is in fact brighter than with the tortoise, but the difference is very slight and subtle. More importantly, the difference in shielding is astounding! All the hums and hisses are gone...



But, I had decided on tortoise, so tortoise it is! In fact, it's already back on my guitar... The japanese gold guard is nice, but it does feel clinky and thin..  In the end, I prefer the look and the more solid feel of the tort plate.

Now if I could just find a way to get rid of those hisses...

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Re: Gold guard or tortoise shell ? (Lots of images)

Post by zhivago » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:57 pm

just stick the tortoise one ontop of the anodised one, I guess!

best of both worlds!!!

:D

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Re: Gold guard or tortoise shell ? (Lots of images)

Post by Soiouz » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:24 pm

:D

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