1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is now updated and should work after you upgrade. TalkBass is responsive to any screen size, so we recommend using your mobile browser for full functionality.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Need new pickguard need 1 made whos the best

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by penguineman, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. penguineman

    penguineman

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    I need or I am wanting to get a new pickguard for my Fender MIM Bass. It is a 14 hole pickguard and everywhere I look no one has them they all have the style that uses the chrome control plate and mine is built into the pickguard. the reason is there is a couple small cracks started in the control plate area of the guard. I tried to see if the chrome plate style would work with a plate and guard I had laying here from one of my other basses and none of the screw holes line up and the routing for the control plate seems to be off a little. I am not wanting to grind and mar on the bass. I would like to keep it as orignal looking as possible. any ideas or recomendations on who to get ahold of or use to make a new pickguard?? Thanks for reading and look foward to the answers.
  2. Nick303

    Nick303

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Check out Pickguardian, Tony there just made me a tort P bass plate with a J rout.
    [​IMG]
    Took a few weeks but it's a one off handmade example and the price was right.
  3. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Likes Received:
    3
    Disclosures:
    student
    pickguards.com
  4. Babaghanoush

    Babaghanoush

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just had 3 made by WD Music. They did a great job and had a fast turnaround. I can easily recommended them.
  5. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Likes Received:
    2
    The chrome paneled bases you mention are JAZZ basses. Jazz is a model name.

    You, form your description, likely have a Precision Bass. It should be on the logo on the head of the bass. Precision is not a comment from Fender on the manufacturing standards; it is the name of that model.

    As for quality, all the above listed makers have similar quality. Order fulfillment, customer service and price are the deciding factors.
  6. Nick303

    Nick303

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unless it's a Mark Hoppus Jazz? You need to post a pic so we can see it.
    But anyway if you send a tracing of the original to a pickguard maker they will make it just for your bass, screw holes and all.
    Post a pic anyway, I'd like to see your bass.
  7. penguineman

    penguineman

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    96Ttbird - I know what a Jazz Bass is as I have a collection of Bass & Guitars well over 35 & growing.

    [​IMG]
  8. Nick303

    Nick303

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah, I think (!) that MIM Jazzes were all like this in the mid '90's for a while (my knowledge on this is minimal) then they changed to a standard layout.
    My advice stick to its original spec as much as you can, these ones will become collectible, guaranteed. Good looking bass too. Any chance of a headstock detail pic?
  9. penguineman

    penguineman

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    nope not on this one at the moment because that isn't the orignal neck. it's a washburn thats on it at the moment so I can hang it. I'm trying to find a 98 MIM neck for it but haven't had any luck all I've found have been very pricey.
  10. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Likes Received:
    3
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Fender and Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I just got a 9 hole pick guard for my MIA Jazz Deluxe from WD. Nobody else had a listing for it.
  11. Thisguy

    Thisguy

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been using WD since the early 90's and they have never given me a bad product. Always top notch.
  12. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    WD Music, aka pickguards.com absolutely SUCKED for me - easily one of the worst companies I've ever dealt with: crappy products, and even crappier customer service...

    Here's an example of their work:

    [​IMG]

    The original:

    [​IMG]


    - georgestrings
  13. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Likes Received:
    2

    Ok. If you read your OP, your description would lead one to believe you had no clue. Not once did you mention if it was a precision or a jazz.
  14. Nick303

    Nick303

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    You should look at Mighty Mite necks, they're Fender licensed and I'm led to believe they are the best rep necks out there. I got a Dr Parts neck for my P bass for less that £100 though and it's perfect. Shop around, MIM might not be your best value for money.
  15. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jeanie Pickgaurds in Pittsburg, CA did this one.

    I think it was $60 or $70 including him creating a new template.

    [​IMG]
  16. Nick303

    Nick303

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Scowbow, tell me more about this bass. Here's mine;
    [​IMG]
  17. penguineman

    penguineman

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nick that thing looks good. what pickups are those and are they both the same length or is the bridge PU longer??
    I was wanting to put qp's in but buying in a set it looks as if the bridge PU is longer and I need both of mine for that body to be the same length. I have a couple pr of PU's but they are cheapies and was kinda wanting to hold off and get a good pr.
  18. Nick303

    Nick303

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah yeah, good job you're aware of it though before you spend. You can buy 2 neck pups or 2 bridge pups though if you know the lengths.

    My one has Duncan Designed pups from my Squier VM jazz bass, they weren't powerful enough for a fretless but they sound great on this one. I did actually put QP's in the jazz, now that sounds great too.
    I'm really liking the p shape, p neck with j hardware. My perfect bass.. for now ;-)
  19. mark286

    mark286 Proud to be a Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    +1

    Tony made a custom pickguard for my Fender P5 and it came out perfect.
  20. Nick303

    Nick303

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0

    :)

Share This Page