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Old 02-15-2014, 02:40 PM
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Recovered Pickguards

I wanted to get a new pick guard for a recently acquired Sterling 5-String bass. Originally it had the Gloss Black pick guard, and it showed scratches in the usual places from plucking the D, and G, strings. So I recovered it with a dull "Carbon Fiber Look" vinyl. Does this look cheesy or would you think this is just an aftermarket pick guard?

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1. I do not think it looks cheesy.

b. It does look like an aftermarket pickguard.

2c. I like it, and think it looks better than the original probably did.

Keep it.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:41 PM
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Looks fine, great job on the fitting too

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Old 02-15-2014, 03:43 PM
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Looks good. It always drove me nuts how big the guard is on those. Looks like it is covering nice looking piece of wood.
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It looks like a pickguard but I don't like it. I think white pearl would look better.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:51 PM
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I like it a lot!
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:02 PM
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Thanks, it actually looked a little better once I re-strung it.

Morning Beer you are right, I should have taken a picture of it without the pickguard, it is covering a very nice looking wood grain pattern.
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Thumbs up

Looks great. Nice job.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:13 PM
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I like the angle you have the pattern running. Nice job.
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Looks great.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:33 PM
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I thought that was a quality aftermarket guard until I read the text of your post. It looks outstanding. I'm now considering the carbon fiber look for one of my stingrays.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:06 PM
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Totally unique and pleasing to my eyes. Seriously
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I did that to a pbass about a year ago, turned out better than expected. much better than the one ply white plastic pg. easy mod.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:29 PM
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Suh-weet, I want one! Looks professional, what kind of vinyl did u use?
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Looks great from this distance!
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:36 PM
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I'm also curious what kind of vinyl you are using and where you got it?
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Looks very nice.
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I got mine off amazon its 3M carbon vinyl wrap, cost about $20.
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