1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.

Stingray Pickguard HS to HH conversion/ modification.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by shakman, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. shakman

    shakman

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I recently got a killer deal on three stingray pickguards, in the same 3 colors I wanted. The catch is they are for an HS Stingray, while I have a HH. I still scooped them up, figuring that if I couldn't cut one cleanly, I could still sell the other 2 for profit. Now I ask, before I start, has any one had success cutting an H or HS pickguard to fit on an HH. If so, how we're the results, and what methods did you use. Thanks
     
  2. Lowactnsatsfctn

    Lowactnsatsfctn

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Location:
    Central Ca
    Lining it up on a pre cut HH makes it easier.
     
  3. ma4rk

    ma4rk

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    For the cutting part, find a local engraver or rubber stamp maker who has a laser cutting machine - those things can cut most materials with some serious accuracy. Take you're existing HH guard in & they'll probably scan it into the computer to get everything perfect.
     
  4. shakman

    shakman

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut
    What tool, machine to use? I don't own a router, but I have a dremal. Would that suffice?
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. shakman

    shakman

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut
    That sounds like the best bet, though maybe a bit costly.
     
  7. ma4rk

    ma4rk

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    It would probably only take 10 minutes of their time so probably won't be that much considering the accuracy vs a DIY job. My father was a rubber stamp maker & would do similar cut out jobs for about $10AUD.
     
  8. abemo

    abemo

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Location:
    Arvada, co
    A dremel would work fine with the right bit, i'd use the existing pg as a template, and try it on scratch material first though.
     
  9. shakman

    shakman

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Tx for Ll the input guys. Here's pics of my bass the the pg's in question

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358985199.915116.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358985217.921236.jpg
     
  10. shakman

    shakman

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut

Share This Page