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How would I go about doing... this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mcblahflooper94, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
    Okay, so recently, I picked up a Blizzard Pearl (white) maple fretboard Fender Deluxe P Bass. In case you're not a Fender guru like some, this is what it looks like:

    Now, I've been considering how to refinish it. The problem with getting a replacement pickguard, is that it's just not that simple. It's not a common model, so people don't really mass produce them. Therefore, I figure it'd be cheaper to refinish it myself. I've decided on black, but, I came up with an idea.


    I'm sure most, or some of you are familiar with that image. Now my question is, if I were to dye my bass pickguard black, what would be the cheapest, most reliable, and easiest way to get those lines on the pickguard? And don't suggest handdrawing them, I'm not that patient, or that skilled :)
  2. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    There's a company that does custom skins for guitar bodies. Basically, it's a non-permanent way to give your axe a different look.

    As far as custom pickguards go, talk to the people at Terrapin Guitars.

    I'd recommend something less-than-permanent. If you decide you don't want to keep your bass around, or want to sell it to go towards another bass, you just remove the "skin" and put the original pickguard back on. Don't get me wrong…I'm not a "don't hurt your resale value" mavin, but to do such a radical change onto a rather pricey bass? I think you'd probably be better off trying out such mods on a cheaper test-bed-bass. Something like an Squier Affinity or an SX from Rondo Music.
  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    WD has pickguards for the Fender Deluxe series. I just got one for my Deluxe Jazz. Nobody else had it.
  4. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
    Thanks a bunch for the suggestion, Malak. I'll definitely check out skinyourskunk.