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Stingray Pickguard HS to HH conversion/ modification.

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

  1. shakman

    shakman

    Mar 19, 2012
    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. Lining it up on a pre cut HH makes it easier.
     
  3. ma4rk

    ma4rk

    Jun 28, 2012
    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

    Mar 19, 2012
    Connecticut
    What tool, machine to use? I don't own a router, but I have a dremal. Would that suffice?
     
  5. shakman

    shakman

    Mar 19, 2012
    Connecticut
    That sounds like the best bet, though maybe a bit costly.
     
  6. ma4rk

    ma4rk

    Jun 28, 2012
    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.
     
  7. abemo

    abemo

    Feb 27, 2012
    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.
     
  8. shakman

    shakman

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

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  9. shakman

    shakman

    Mar 19, 2012
    Connecticut



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