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Does a tort pickguard exist for...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jlepre, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    A Schecter Diamond P 5? I am going to purchase this bass next week, and can't seem to find anywhere to get a replacement tort pickguard.

    Any suggestions?
  2. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
  3. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Hmmmm how do I play the bass without a pickguard?
  4. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    you dont.
  5. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Yes - there are quite a few places that will make you a custom pickguard -nearly any color, material and shape.

    I have had some made for some obscure basses, like my MIJ medium scale Squire. They copy your old one, or., if you are confident, you can make a tracing on some thin cardboard and they will use that as a template.
  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Get the PG made by Pickguardian, Tony is the absolute best and can make you just about anything you want in plastic. :cool:
  7. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Yes, we all do understand the importance of a Tort Pickguard. :)

    That's why I had Tony do new pickguards for all my SX and Squire basses! (not all are tort).

    It's best if you send him the old one as he can copy it exactly. If you want "adjustments" just give him a note like "move this pickup 1/8" in this direction" etc.
  8. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Another vote for Tony. I've had nothing but FANTASTIC dealings with him.
  9. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Yes like any decent local luthier. I can never figure out why people think they need to go to a "pickguard specialist". Cutting a pickguard is not rocket science and having a local person do with the instrument in his hands leaves a helluva lot less to chance than doing a mail order with a drawing.
  10. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Thanks for the great info. I was actually wondering if anyone already makes a pickguard for this particular model. I'm not opposed to sending my PG in for measurement, but would rather not.
  11. pica

    pica Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2009
    I like Greasygroove.com. Just send them the pick guard or a tracing and they'll make you any pick guard you want.
  12. I've purchased pickguards from WD Music with good results. One was for a P body with two J pup routes.

  13. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    The reason you'd go to a pickguard specialist is that they probably CARRY a variety of pickguard materials, you'd not be special-ordering (and paying for) a whole sheet to get what you want, the pickguard specialist may have templates already in stock that are proven to work, and they are set up for that kind of work specifically, with the bevel routing and countersinking bits.

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