I got a black pickgaurd yesterday at Bass Central, by luck. Not a lot of those things out there, and slapped it onto my bass today, to inf one of the holes was misdrilled...so, a little 90 second epoxy and some stove black, you can't tell there was a hole there unless you're looking for it, and then re-drilled a new hole, countersunk it, and now it looks really agressive. A real hard looker! And, then a while back, a guy at a show jacked me while I was playing, and the pickup kinda lowered itself on it own, and wouldn't come up, so the output suffered...so, I unscrewed the pickup, shimmed it with some popsickle sticks, and set it back in, and the output is MUCH better. I'm in love with my Kingston 5 all over again!