I need to find a pickguard.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wootenjr304, Jan 16, 2014.


  1. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    I want a black pickguard for a American standard p bass v but I can't find any. The only ones I see are for the four string model. Any ideas on where to find a new one.
  2. Bulldawg82

    Bulldawg82 Supporting Member

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    Get a custom one made. I would talk to Justin at www.terrapinguitars.com . I've had plenty of pickguards made by him.
  3. Bulltrout

    Bulltrout Supporting Member

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    There's two on e-bay right now.
  4. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    The only thing I don't like about that is sometimes people post things on there but don't really know what they have. I've had this happen a few times
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  6. Jason Brown

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  7. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    I got a custom P-Bass pickguard done by Pickguard Heaven, and I am very happy with the results. I don't know if they have a pattern for the P-Bass 5 string, but they can work with a tracing if you send one.
  8. Kmonk

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    +1

    I ordered a pickguard for a 2011 MIA Jazz Deluxe from WD. Most jazz basses have a 10 hole pickguard but the deluxe is 9 hole. I had a hard time finding one but WD had it in stock. I received it within 3 days of ordering it and it fits perfectly.
  9. Wootenjr304

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  10. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown Supporting Member

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    The 3-ply would be most like the OEM guard (3 layers - black/white/black with a beveled edge), and although I don't have firsthand experience with the others, I'd imagine the solid version wouldn't be layered like the 3-ply, and the thin one would be a lower profile.
  11. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    Well I think I'd like the solid better unless it's just a thin 1 ply
  12. line6man

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    I would imagine that "thin" is 0.06" single ply, and "solid" is 0.09" single ply. The triple ply is probably 0.09".

    The "thin" probably isn't beveled, but the "solid" may or may not be.
  13. line6man

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    That's personal preference. Some people like the aesthetic better.

    Though it is advisable to avoid single ply pickguards, as they warp. (And hence, modern pickguards always being three, four, or five ply.)

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