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Pickguards for a MIM PBass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bumperbass, Jan 13, 2013.


  1. bumperbass

    bumperbass

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    So, I haven't had much luck in finding a good place to get a replacement PG for my MIM 2000 P. I always thought each model was different. Now I see that some MIA pg's fit MIM's. Then I see this:

    13 Hole PB Style Pickguard
    $13.00

    Fits US, Jap and Mexi real well, not for reissues and imports


    I'm not interested in spending $60 bucks for a pickguard (unless I have to).
    Where's a good, reputable place to buy a PG? Looking for a flag or USA theme.
    And, besides taking the pickguard off, how do I know what fits what, or should I just stick with "For MIM"?

    Thanks!
     
  2. paradog

    paradog

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    Central NJ
  3. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    I would avoid WD Music - I bought a PG from them for an MIA P Bass, and not only did they over charge me $10, I had to spend about an hour on it to make it fit over my pickups... Also, they sent me a Jazz PG that was so poorly made, it had to be returned:

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    My one and only experience with them was terrible - I wouldn't recommend WD Music/pickguards.com to anyone...


    - georgestrings
     
  4. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    For the most part, PGs will interchange for MIA and MIM Fender P basses - the cheaper ones may need a little work to fit around the pickups... Pickguard Heaven and Terrapin are both good sources - I've heard that Warmoth is also, but haven't bought anything from them yet...


    - georgestrings
     
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  6. bumperbass

    bumperbass

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    I'm not too concerned with P/U cutouts, but I'm not about to even try to put a screw in sideways because that's just unacceptable. I guess that's why I thought I should go MIM only. I am off to look at Pickguard Heaven and Terrapin. I looked at Jeannie's, but they didn't have anything to interest me.

    Thanks, georgestrings.
     
  7. millertx

    millertx Supporting Member

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  8. bumperbass

    bumperbass

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    Thanks, millertx. Mine's Midnight Blue. Looking for a flag/stars & stripes/just stars/white-pearloid/silverish-pearloid type pickguard. Black is too dark. Midnight blue is almost black on stage, yet it's purple-ish sometimes, and down right BLUE other times, according to light. That's what makes it so hard to pick. This bass has multiple personality disorder.
     
  9. bumperbass

    bumperbass

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    That's just plain awful! I can't believe how much it's off at the control plate! Yikes!
     

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