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Attaching a pickguard

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by therealting, Aug 14, 2004.


  1. I would like to attach a pickguard to my fretless bass, but without drilling any holes and preferably without damaging the finish.

    What would be a safe way to do so?


    Thanks,
    Johann
     
  2. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    plastic carpet tape


    the adhisive isnt super strong, and its thin.
     
  3. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out when I next go to the hardware.

    Does anyone else have any recommendations, or opinions on carpet tape? :) I'm just really nervous about sticking anything to the surface of the bass.
     
  4. Maybe rubber cement? I'd think it would come off without damage if you only put it on the pick guard, following the temporary bond instructions. Carpet tape seems like it could leave a bit of residue if it was on for a while. Of course, what do I know? I've never used either.
     
  5. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    i would never use rubber cement, has acids in it......bad for paint.
     
  6. What about Blu-Tack?
     
  7. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    doesnt stick to wood real well.
     
  8. Even a good gloss finish? I don't mind experimenting if it doesn't do the finish any harm.