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My hideous new pickguard!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by solderjunkie, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. solderjunkie

    solderjunkie

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    I bought a half-sheet of this cellulose abalone 4-ply material from a supplier in China and I made a new 'guard for my SR5 with it this morning. The stuff is a little difficult to work (low melting point, so it gets gummy) but the results are pretty fantastic!

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  2. SturmUndDrang

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    Acetate or Nitrate? Wouldn't the Nitrate off gas and possibly damage the pickup and electronics?
  3. cableguy

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    Badass........Some may not like it, but it's an original add-on. Myself, I dig it, nice work.
  4. GtenderG

    GtenderG Supporting Member

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    Individually, the p-guard pattern and the color of the bass wouldn't be my cup of tea. But together they they pop!

    Job well done...
  5. Thisguy

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    OMG that is disgusting! I love it!!
  6. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    I like it - it's really unique.
  7. audioglenn

    audioglenn Gold Supporting Member

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    I think it looks good! Nice job!
  8. verycoolname

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    That is hideous in the absolutely best way...I dig it! Best part is there's probably not another one out there like it.
  9. Basshappi

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    I absolutely LOVE it!
    Well done sir!
  10. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Fabulously hideous!
  11. solderjunkie

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    It doesn't smell like nitrate, and it has the properties of a cheap acetate... low melting point, yet brittle in cold temps (I chipped a corner when taping it to the template)

    Thank you!

    Thanks! The black one was boring... lifeless

    My wife said it looks like psychedelic vomit :D

    Thank you!

    Thanks!

    Dargie Delight (one of eleven in this configuration) + really-hard-to-find pickguard material =

    Yep... you're probably right! :hyper:

    Thank you! :bassist:
  12. bthebass

    bthebass Supporting Member

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    Pretty cool. I used to own a 1979 Chrysler Newport, green with paisley green seats and a 400 c.i. 4-barrel, put your guitar in the back seat, you'd really be rollin'!!
  13. solderjunkie

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    I had a '68 Dart GT with green paint, green vinyl and a white convertible top... totally!!!:cool:
  14. dadofsix

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    Yep. That's exactly how I feel. Each, individually -- nah! But together -- it rocks!!
  15. 1960jbass

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    One word........AWESOME!!!!
  16. Major Softie

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Very cool; very unique; and, very nice workmanship.
  17. Oddly

    Oddly Ampeg Family Member #1002 Supporting Member

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    It's not really my cup of tea, but it's surely eye-catching.
    Always fun to see a creative mind at work.
  18. mapleglo

    mapleglo Supporting Member

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    This is a vast improvement on the MM pick guard! I never liked the original, but this rocks, and I love the design.
  19. Big John66

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    Wow, that's ugly! I love it!
  20. nogoodwithnames

    nogoodwithnames Supporting Member

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    Definite thumbs up. :cool: Love the color of the bass, and the guard just sets it off.

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