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Changing the pickguard on a P Bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Disco_Dave, Jul 26, 2002.


  1. Disco_Dave

    Disco_Dave

    Feb 22, 2002
    London
    Is this easy to do? I recently tried out a second hand p bass which I really liked but i'd like to change the pickguard colour when i buy it....is this a simple operation? How do the knobs come off?
     
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  3. PJR

    PJR

    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    Yes...Disco...it's a fairly easy task .

    All that is involved is :

    - removing the p/g screws.....
    - removing the 2 knobs and input jack bolt.

    The 2 knobs should have a small 'set' screw , look on the side of the knob.A very small flat head screw driver should work. Loosen it a bit...then the knob should pull off easily.Once the knobs are off.....unscrew the 'flat bolts' ( 3 ) that are holding on the pg.

    Very Simple......don't lose any parts !! :)

    If you have any further Q's....feel free to PM me.

    Good Luck !!!
    PJR
     
  4. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    i had a squier p-bass and i don't think the knobs had set screws in them... if your knobs don't have screws holding them on, just pull them off. Keep in mind that you'll also need a wrench to unscrew the potentiometers from the pickguard.
     
  5. Disco_Dave

    Disco_Dave

    Feb 22, 2002
    London
    Thanks people. I think i may just invest in it on monday....my bank account has been in credit for too long now...the bank will think i'm a criminal.