NPGD: Peter Max

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


  1. abarson

    abarson

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    870
    Location:
    Santa Cruz
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,081
    Location:
    On the bench
    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

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Messages:
    657
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Not a fan of the artist but I gotta admit that looks pretty darn snazzy; excellent job!
     
  4. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,988
    Location:
    Tucson,AZ
    Very cool, well done!
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,617
    Location:
    New Jersey
  7. RSBBass

    RSBBass

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    329
    Location:
    NYC
    I like it but then again I like black basses too.
     
  8. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,305
    Location:
    Atlantic Beach, FL
    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!
     
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    8,571
    Location:
    The Great Midwest
    Very cool I have a few Peter Max originals love his work and that guard.
     
  10. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,305
    Location:
    Atlantic Beach, FL
    Agreed! I think Peter Max art fits into our current times in a way more than in say 10 years ago.
     
  11. abarson

    abarson

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    870
    Location:
    Santa Cruz
    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.
     
  12. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    2,570
    Same here. He was really big when I was growing up. Had a few posters of his work.
     

Share This Page