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Custom pickguard for Warwick Corvette.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mrbungle, Nov 25, 2002.


  1. mrbungle

    mrbungle

    Nov 13, 2000
    tampere, finland
    I just designed a pickguard and controlplate for my Warwick Corvette. I think the design is pretty cool and makes the bass look more rockbass (pun intended, heh). So, whaddya like? The original picture of the Corvette is in here .

    Any tips for attaching a pickguard without using screws (I'm not gonna ruin my bass with my own designs! :D )? And where can I buy pearloid / tortoiseshell material for the pickguard?

    -Pekka
     
  2. TOOTHY999

    TOOTHY999

    Sep 8, 2002

    Tape works well
     
  3. ew...

    ...

    well i guess to each his own...
     
  4. TOOTHY999

    TOOTHY999

    Sep 8, 2002
    Beautiful...


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    seeeeee, tape works on EVERYTHING:cool:
     
  5. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Epoxy.... :p
     
  6. mrbungle

    mrbungle

    Nov 13, 2000
    tampere, finland
    Here's another... This one is more Fender-like. I know these pickguards are not something you'd call pretty (especially the hideous controlplate!) but It'd be nice experiment to do :) ... And IMO they ARE nice in some perverted way :D

    -Pekka
     
  7. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    That second one reminds me more of a Rickenbacker.
     
  8. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I dig the first one. Pretty swanky, if you ask me. :)

    You can get blank pickguard stock from Warmoth, or you could send a tracing to Pickguards.com, and have them cut it, but that= $$$.
     
  9. I like them both. I have to say I like the first one better though. If I ever got a corvette(the bass not the car), I would probably have one made.
     
  10. I think the second one is cool! Really similar to a Rickenbacker, as SoComSurfing mentioned.
     
  11. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Yuck. I'm glad I play with my fingers so I don't have to ruin my beautiful corvette :D
     
  12. joel

    joel Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Ontario
    I think that sticky tack would work quite well!!!
     
  13. dmaki

    dmaki

    Apr 29, 2000
    Chattanooga
    The first one reminded me of a Stingray 5 and the second one (as SmallFace already said) is reminiscent of a Ric. If you made the 1st one all one piece it'd probably look better... however, the dark natural wood of a Warwick might not go with a pickguard very well... choose your color wisely.
     
  14. Malcom

    Malcom

    Oct 21, 2002
    The Midwest
    Was that first one BI leval (like on a rick 330?)
     
  15. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    I loved Both!

    You could also try a Rapture or Steve Bailey's Aria mood...

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  16. punkfunkfreak

    punkfunkfreak

    Dec 16, 2001
    the first one is beautiful....reminds me of a musicman.

    I cannot stress what a good idea you have had. I have a feeling that it will catch on. That guitar suits the pickguard perfectly.
     
  17. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    To borrow a phrase from my less than blue-blood upbringing:

    "Like teats on a boar hog!!!!!"