My hideous new pickguard!

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

  1. 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!




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

    GtenderG Supporting Member

    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...
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  6. Thisguy


    Sep 28, 2013
    Abilene TX
    OMG that is disgusting! I love it!!
  7. I like it - it's really unique.
  8. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

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


    Jan 28, 2013
    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


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

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

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


    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


    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


    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


    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 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. nogoodwithnames

    nogoodwithnames Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Ottawa Ohio
    Definite thumbs up. :cool: Love the color of the bass, and the guard just sets it off.