Poll: Which "Look" do you prefer?

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by StJohn, Oct 12, 2016.

Which P-90 "Look" do you prefer?

  1. Black

  2. Cream

  1. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    In the purely cosmetic department, which P-90 look do you prefer for an Orange 6120?

    If anyone has gone with a straight P-90/T-90 layout on their Gretsch hollowbody, please share the tone results too.

    Thanks for participating! Oh, and excuse the very rough photo doctoring! 6120 w P-90s.png
  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Black, mostly because most cream covers are gawdawfull repros of a vintage '50s cover, meaning either too yellow, or too red.
    If you want to do cream right get some white ones and colour them yourself.
  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    I saw them in gold- and nickel-finishes. This would look better by far.
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  4. CaliforniaSlim

    CaliforniaSlim Gretschie

    Jul 21, 2016
    I like the black. It seems to bring out the orange by setting it off. The cream, to my eyes, particularly with the gold hardware, just sort of gives a washed-out look to the whole guitar.
  5. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    I gotta say....I dig those cream ones in the mock up, but I've always been a sucker for that color cover.
  6. G DynaTron

    G DynaTron Synchromatic

    Dec 7, 2015
    Voted black, but not so sure...
  7. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
  8. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    I know what you mean. It's the same with "mint" pickguards. I like the look, but it's ironic that a demand has sprung up for a look that was originally caused by a layer of white plastic that thinned out too much over a black layer.
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  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I voted cream, with the caveat that you match the pickguard to the covers, and you're not using Filter rings. Black if everything else must stay the same.
  10. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I'm in for the black. I just think it looks right with the scheme that the orange body and dark fretboard (if not totally black) already make.

    Now if there was a maple fretboard, I might go with the cream, but that's a whole different conversation.
  11. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    I voted cream.. I have cream P90s on my LP Goldtop. But I think it depends what finish the guitar is in. Black P90s look good on LP Juniors..
  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Now that englishman psted that photo , ....black
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I prefer black, but, the cream does go with the pick guard.
  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
  15. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    i prefer all gold to not exist on a gretsch guitar, neverrr neverrrrrrr. Unless you are Poison Ivy, then all is forgiven.
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  16. GretschSwing

    GretschSwing Country Gent

    Jan 27, 2014
    Howell, MI
    I think cream looks OK, but I prefer black. Now, normally, though orange is my favorite color, I find the orange-black combination -- in anything -- too Halloween-y, but in this instance, I think it looks good. There's an exception to every rule.
  17. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    the black is really growing on me, especially after Englishman's pic.
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  18. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Black is a great contrast to all the other colors for that guitar.

    Orange, gold, black - what's not to love?!
  19. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Black or orange!! Cream...one of those non-colours...like ecru or taup...
  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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