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NPGD: Peter Max

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by abarson, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. abarson

    abarson

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    New Pickguard Day - I guess it goes here.
    I picked up a Silvertone LB11 cheap as a backup bass. Odd, as I've pretty much sworn off black basses...

    [​IMG]

    Yep, so black it sucked the light out of the room. That won't do.

    I bought a piece of Lexan and printed a Peter Max painting on an 11"x17" sheet of paper. I smeared the Lexan with a clear drying glue stick and adhered the picture face up so that the Lexan would protect it. After that, I smeared the back of the picture with more glue stick and laid down a sheet of aluminum foil. I used a credit card to smooth it out, getting rid of the air bubbles. The adhesive worked great between paper and foil, but started to lift from the Lexan as I shaped it.

    Then, I traced the offending black original, drilled the screw holes and pickup mounting ears, and used a jigsaw for the shape.It took quite a bit of rasping and filing to get it right. I wish I'd taken some pictures of the process, but Behold!

    [​IMG]

    Now, isn't that better?
  2. Arvin

    Arvin Underwound Supporting Member

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    Wow, that's awesome!

    I'm an old Peter Max fan. I don't see a lot of his stuff around anymore, so that PG is a real treat. Great job!
  3. Firesalt

    Firesalt Pretty fly for a white guy. Supporting Member

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    Not a fan of the artist but I gotta admit that looks pretty darn snazzy; excellent job!
  4. Basshappi

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    Very cool, well done!
  5. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    Great Idea!
  6. RSBBass

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    I like it but then again I like black basses too.
  7. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

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    Abarson,

    That looks very cool! Nice job!

    I was thinking about crafting something similar on a bass I just about finished up a month ago. I'm wondering how you worked on the edges of the pg? Is it a smooth rounded over or 45%?

    Thanks!
  8. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool I have a few Peter Max originals love his work and that guard.
  9. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

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    Agreed! I think Peter Max art fits into our current times in a way more than in say 10 years ago.
  10. abarson

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    I didn't treat the edges at all. I grew too I impatient, but I may still do it.
    I have found that the 1/8" Lexan makes a pretty nice thumb rest along top.
  11. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

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    Same here. He was really big when I was growing up. Had a few posters of his work.

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