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Just a neat little thing I thought some of you might enjoy...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by hover, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Rocken17, dome, SunnBass and 10 others like this.
  2. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    No one thinks this is a neat pickguard idea?
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  3. love it!!!
  4. marcberez

    marcberez Supporting member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Tampa, FL
    Yea, this is pretty damn cool!
  5. Hi.


    Depends on how old one is I guess ;).

    I can't remember whether I made any for slabs (probably did), but I did have a huge flamenco style LP PG on one of my acoustics back in the day.
    I used one of those tiger-striped coloured vinyls for it :).

    Back in the 80's one could get crap LP's for the eqvivalent of .2€ or something like that, and the tiger striped were 1€ IIRC.

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  6. Nice! A friend of mine has a snack dish molded out of an old Neil Young album. Out of curiousity I just did a little googlin' and yep, you can buy them for about what a double album used to cost new.
    hover and Dave Curran like this.
  7. Hey, that's probably the best use for a Neil Young album. At least you won't have to listen to it.

    Sent from my iPhone 5c using TalkBass mobile app
    Dug2 and hdracer like this.
  8. +1
  9. Hey, that didn't come from public Library? Did it? You know those Librarians play rough!
    Kidding! That's cool!
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  10. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Haha, I'm not sure! I saw it on a FB post, and thought you all would get a kick out of it, I had heard about acoustic guitar ones back in the day, but never had seen one, label-on on a bass. I kinda want to do this yet surely want to preserve the label. I like to "no screws" look.
  11. OldDirtyBassist


    Mar 13, 2014
    The old 78's actually have a better tone.
    sissy kathy and hover like this.
  12. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    I like it!
  13. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    I want one!
  14. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Some time back there was a step by step tutorial on TB detailing the conversion of old albums into pickguards.
    hover likes this.
  15. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    We'd all be well advised to use a Motown album with Jamerson playing on it. ;)
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  16. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke

    Jul 27, 2013
    I had to giggle at this. We used to do that to old records all the time when I was a kid. You just stick them in an oven. I don't remember the temp or time, but they come out looking like chip bowls.
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  17. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Whatever it takes to increase one's funk quotient...:cool:
  18. TeeZeeMee90


    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    That's cool and all, but I dont have a turn table that could fit a jazz body...
    hover likes this.
  19. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    ^^^ LOL! I know, what a pain...all that disassembly...
  20. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    I'd like to see that!
    I was contemplating sending a record to Warmoth with a trace of where I'd want it cut, as I don't have the 45° bits and templates...(pay full price for their trouble, of course)

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