Hello all. I'm in the market for a new economy bass to suit rough pick playing (looking for that P bass growl) and plan on buying an Essex. So far I'm looking at the '62 P bass in lake placid blue with a rosewood neck. Anyways, I think it would look killer with a tortoise pickguard. The only thing is, how do you replace those suckers? It looks like the knobs would get in the way...? If someone could explain this to me, I'll be a very happy camper. Also, if someone could point me in the direction of the *cheapest* tortoise pickguard, that would be great!