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Ashtray for my 75 reissue doesn't line up

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Gabu, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Hi guys, I bought from a fender pickup cover and bridge cover to go with my MIJ 75 reissue Jazz.

    But the screw holes in my pickguard are spaced too narrow for the pickup cover. (I haven't recieved the bridge cover yet)

    Are the MIJ basses a different size than the MIA ones were? Should I just change the pickguard? If I do, will the other holes line up?
  2. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    I found this too, seems that the Japanese fender pickguards are different to the U.S. type.
    I have a 63 reissue P (MIJ) - there are 13 screws holding the pickguard.
    On the U.S. there are 12!
    I ordered a U.S. pickguard once - and no - it didn't line up!

  3. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Damn... So, now I guess I will have to get a JPN pickguard that does not have the pickup cover holes in it, then cut those manually.