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Help, Pickguard Broken around Input Jack

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by TheListPunk, Oct 8, 2002.


  1. TheListPunk

    TheListPunk Guest

    Feb 2, 2002
    Topeka, Kansas
    I have a Squier P-bass, and I must have stepped on my chord and moved the bass up or something, so now the pickguard broke right around the input jack. The input jack still works, but has no pickguard on it's right side(on the opposite side from the knobs).

    I was just wondering if there was any way to fix it, without going to a specialist. (Which I probably will anyway.) Any, help will be greatly appreciated.

    josh
    thanks in advance
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Wow, that's pretty cool. Your bass gets its tone from the amp? ;)

    Seriously, I think you're probably going to need a new pickguard. Installing it should be no big deal - you can do it yourself with minor hand tools and a few minutes of time.

    Question for the peanut gallery: does a Squier P use a standard P-bass pickguard?
     
  3. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    It doesn't sound like you can superglue it, so just fork over the $25 or so and get a new one. You could even get a nifty new design, while you're at it. There are some affordable ones at www.warmoth.com and more expensive ones at www.pickguards.com :)
     
  4. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Oo- beat me by a minute. Warmoth has a general disclaimer that the pickguards MIGHT not fit Mexcian made Fenders or clones or whatever. One could call them for a definitive answer, but it's probably a case of "close enough". I know you can send tracings to pickguards.com, but that might be considered a "custom" job and cost more than a small imported car.
     
  5. TheListPunk

    TheListPunk Guest

    Feb 2, 2002
    Topeka, Kansas
    I probably will buy a new pickguard. Just wondering, what do you think a good color(other than what I had,white) would go good with a Baltic Blue bass?

    josh
    this might be a chance to make it look a little better
     
  6. You could always try gluing it back for a temp fix. Or just replace the pickguard yourself. Its not that hard.

    So too, you should change the connector on your lead to those right angle flat types, or loop the cable through your strap once.This stops the cord being yanked when u step on it.

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  7. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I would say white pearl, black pearl, or silver pearl.
     
  8. TheListPunk

    TheListPunk Guest

    Feb 2, 2002
    Topeka, Kansas
    Huh?

    josh
     
  9. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Its close enough for government work. The main diference Ive noticed is the Squier has a single layer pickguard, while the MIA and MIM's use a three ply pickguard.
     
  10. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    "Lead" is a British/Australian/Merlin term for your cable. The right angle one he is referring to looks like this:
    [​IMG]

    And by looping the cable backwards through your strap near where the strap pin is, stepping on the cable will just cause it to get wedged between the body and the strap, as opposed to being pulled out/breaking things.
     
  11. TheListPunk

    TheListPunk Guest

    Feb 2, 2002
    Topeka, Kansas
    Gotcha, yeah I need one of those.

    josh
     
  12. My Squier (a 96 P bass) came with a 3 ply pickguard. IIRC, every Squier I've seen has had a 3 ply.
     
  13. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    No. The Squier pickguard has 14 screwholes and the MIA and MIM have 13. Also, the screwholes are not in the same places. You would have to drill holes in different locations to make a MIA fit on a Squier (and vise-versa).
     
  14. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    TLP...Check your messages.
     
  15. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    The Squier I currently own (99 or 2000 Affinity) only has a single ply. Maybe I got screwed? Or maybe the Affinity's only come with a single ply?

    Theres something different about this Squier- its got 21 frets, and vintage style tuners (like the tuners on a Geddy). I havent seen another one like it.
     
  16. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    Click on "My Talkbass" and once your there click on messages.........I think.
     
  17. TheListPunk

    TheListPunk Guest

    Feb 2, 2002
    Topeka, Kansas
    I gotcha!

    Check your messages!

    josh
     
  18. That may be why. I got my Squier before the Affinity series was introduced. I've played some of the Affinity basses, and mine has been hands down better every time. I think it's just the Affinity basses that have the single ply, but I haven't really been paying attention to Squiers.