Tortoise strat pickup covers??

Denny

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Gentlemen - I've been lookin'. Does anyone know if they are being made? Thanks ahead of time.

Denny
 

scolfax

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Damn... good luck, I just spent 5 mins searching around and didn't see them for sale anywhere.
 

Sam Xavier

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Found some on Amazon, Thomann.de and Ebay just by the magic of Google.

Are you using the right term? Search for "Shell".

Duh. Belay that, I misread your post. I thought you were after pickguards.
 

Squatch57

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I'd love some tort covers myself, that'd be cool
I suppose with the varying types of tort it'd be hard to know which type to manufacture. Browny-red style would be most common

I like using the old Duncan maroon pickups on my tort guards

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misa

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I feel like I’ve seen Asher Guitars make some tort pickup covers, you may want to reach out.
 

Denny

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I like the maroon ones. will check
I'd love some tort covers myself, that'd be cool
I suppose with the varying types of tort it'd be hard to know which type to manufacture. Browny-red style would be most common

I like using the old Duncan maroon pickups on my tort guards

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I like those. Just checked the site and didn't see them. Wish I could find a set of 3. thanks
D.
 

OotMagroot

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I like the maroon ones. will check

I like those. Just checked the site and didn't see them. Wish I could find a set of 3. thanks
D.

I see them on ebay from time to time. Sellers ask a pretty penny for them though (at least from what I've seen).
 

Squatch57

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I like the maroon ones. will check

I like those. Just checked the site and didn't see them. Wish I could find a set of 3. thanks
D.
Yeah, they only made those maroon stacks in '79-'80 so you need to find them used.
I've just been snagging them one by one for years, you almost never see a complete set.
I did find a set of maroon jazz bass stacks last year..that was a lucky find

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LeicaBossNJ

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I would just consider why these aren't really sold or available before proceeding.

But if you really want this, the only way I've seen it done is using a black blank and cutting a tortoid pickup blank to size.

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I've seen these a while ago in different colors like tortoise and shell but cant remember.But I know I found them on a boutique pickup manufacturers site.
 

Squatch57

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Lollar does tort inserts for his Charlie Christian pickups but nothing for strats that I've seen.
 

Denny

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I checked ebay - there's a set of maroon for 9.00 and like 26.00 shipping from AU. The tort inserts look interesting.Maybe a decal/with black covers?? Making me think. Thanks
 

Squatch57

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I checked ebay - there's a set of maroon for 9.00 and like 26.00 shipping from AU. The tort inserts look interesting.Maybe a decal/with black covers?? Making me think. Thanks
Nice find..they're a bit lighter and redder than the old Duncans but should look good
I'll grab a set anyway, they're only $13 free postage for me being in Oz
 




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