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control cavity cover for MIA Fender P

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by b-bottom, Jan 18, 2013.


  1. b-bottom

    b-bottom

    Dec 18, 2006
    Knoxville TN
    I'm thinking about taking the pickguard off of my 04-05 MIA Fender P bass. In order to do this though I'll need a control plate similar to the one found on musicman basses.

    Does anyone know where I could find a plate that would fit?
     
  2. bumperbass

    bumperbass

    Jun 19, 2012
    Use your old pickguard and just cut off the area you need. Or get another color/style pickguard and do the same. You can get creative with the end opposite the controls.
     
  3. b-bottom

    b-bottom

    Dec 18, 2006
    Knoxville TN
    I thought about that but I would rather have an actual chrome plate. Just using the PG would look awkward
     
  4. b-bottom

    b-bottom

    Dec 18, 2006
    Knoxville TN
  5. Stilettoprefer

    Stilettoprefer

    Nov 26, 2010
    I made my own:
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    $8 for a door push plate and 10 minutes at the machine shop I work at. Pretty easy job. I'm probably gonna do a similar concept with my guitar so that I can move the controls around a little bit so that they aren't in my way while strumming.
     
  6. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    i wouldn't bother removing the pickguard, it'll look like ass.

    there's a big ol' rout around the pickup, and maybe even another hole in the body under there.

    still, allparts has a metal P-bass plate for the controls.