Originally Posted by BigDanT
Thanks. I wasn't sure. I had read somewhere in TB that pickguards can even have a dramatic impact on tone so I was curious. (Though I'm sure there are others in TB who disagree with that assertion). I happen to love the look of a bridge cover on a PBass but didn't want any unwanted tone impact.
Well, fwiw, I actually did hear a very, very, very slight difference in the sound of my P bass with an ano aluminum guard rather than the plastic one.
And, I can't stress this enough, the difference was very, very slight. But definitely there.
And, definitely, nothing that would be audible in a live/band setting.
I don't use covers, though, so, my apologies on that.