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ebay pickguard... has anyone actually seen one of these?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Lee H, Jan 19, 2012.


  1. Lee H

    Lee H

    Nov 30, 2011
    Redding CA
    I have been thinking about one of these pickguards on a bass I am putting together

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    The guy who makes them said that he can make a thicker one, that does not require the black base piece. The paint that will be going on the bass is House of Kolor, Kandy Tangerine, with a little added orange pearl mixed in(paint left over from a custom motorcycle I did last year)
    So has anyone actually seen one of these, in person? The bass is smooth enough that a pickguard is not necessary, but I like the idea of it being a unique look
     
  2. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Why not paint the pickguard bottom plate with the same color than on the bass - and do you actually need the back plate in the first place?
     
  3. Lee H

    Lee H

    Nov 30, 2011
    Redding CA
    the maker said that the back plate is not necessary, unless the routing is not clean and tight... so I don't want it.
    I think it would look better with the orange body showing through
     
  4. Hi.

    Those look very cool, and very reasonably priced IMHO if the claims are met.

    OTOH, unless 2+ mm thick, it won't look good without the back piece unless it's glued to the body.
    It has to be glued to the back piece as well, but that should go without saying.

    As a someone who had something like that (not as well made though) in an instrument back in the day, I can say it's a PITA to keep clean.

    Regards
    Sam
     
  5. Lee H

    Lee H

    Nov 30, 2011
    Redding CA
    I have spoken to the maker, via email. He said that he would make one double thickness, for use without the backing plate, for the same price
    I had not considered keeping it clean. (Stupid oversight on my part). Thanks for the heads up on that
     
  6. Lee H

    Lee H

    Nov 30, 2011
    Redding CA
    OK, I did it...I talked to the guy again, and he is making a thicker top piece for me, and no bottom plate. It was about $100 by the time it was all paid for, covering shipping and customs taxes, but it will be worth it if quality of craftsmanship is good
     

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