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My hideous new pickguard!

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


  1. solderjunkie

    solderjunkie

    Jan 27, 2008
    Nashville TN
    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. Acetate or Nitrate? Wouldn't the Nitrate off gas and possibly damage the pickup and electronics?
     
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  4. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    Badass........Some may not like it, but it's an original add-on. Myself, I dig it, nice work.
     
  5. GtenderG

    GtenderG

    Feb 29, 2008
    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...
     
  6. Thisguy

    Thisguy

    Sep 28, 2013
    Abilene TX
    OMG that is disgusting! I love it!!
     
  7. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    near Mt. Rainier
    I like it - it's really unique.
     
  8. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    I think it looks good! Nice job!
     
  9. verycoolname

    verycoolname

    Jan 28, 2013
    VA/PA
    That is hideous in the absolutely best way...I dig it! Best part is there's probably not another one out there like it.
     
  10. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    I absolutely LOVE it!
    Well done sir!
     
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Disclosures:
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Fabulously hideous!
     
  12. solderjunkie

    solderjunkie

    Jan 27, 2008
    Nashville TN
    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:
     
  13. bthebass

    bthebass

    Dec 8, 2013
    Madison, WI
    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'!!
     
  14. solderjunkie

    solderjunkie

    Jan 27, 2008
    Nashville TN
    I had a '68 Dart GT with green paint, green vinyl and a white convertible top... totally!!!:cool:
     
  15. Yep. That's exactly how I feel. Each, individually -- nah! But together -- it rocks!!
     
  16. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Appleton, WI
    One word........AWESOME!!!!
     
  17. My thoughts exactly.

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

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    It's not really my cup of tea, but it's surely eye-catching.
    Always fun to see a creative mind at work.
     
  19. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    This is a vast improvement on the MM pick guard! I never liked the original, but this rocks, and I love the design.
     
  20. Big John66

    Big John66

    Feb 12, 2008
    Wow, that's ugly! I love it!
     
  21. Definite thumbs up. :cool: Love the color of the bass, and the guard just sets it off.
     



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