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Let's see some basses with wooden pickguards!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Nov 28, 2006.


  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I'm very tired of my black geddy jazz thus I want to change my pg which is currently black. The trouble is other pgs just look cheesey on the geddy IMHO.

    However, I have seen pics of basses with wooden pickguards and they look really cool.

    So I would love to see some basses with wooden pickguards. Jazzes especially but any bass is fine! :bassist:
     
  2. centralharbor

    centralharbor

    Nov 21, 2005
    hawaii
    i think theres a pic on the wood guarden website of a geddy lee...

    well, their site's down now, but it's there.
     
  3. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Ask and you shall receive.....here is my TBC (The Bass Company) AP-400M with a Swamp Ash pickguard.

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  4. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  5. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  6. Answer me this guys... You are using the pickguard to protect the WOOD right? So what's the point if the pickguard is WOOD?
     
  7. Holy sweetness VEGANBASS!
     
  8. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  9. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  10. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  11. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I think this is more about looks than protection. Besides the "worn in" look is very appealing to many, including myself.

    My only concern is the wooden pickguard going to warp/move around with weather changes?

    Here is the url to the website: http://www.woodguarden.com/default.php

    That's pretty well it for basses pictured, but they have some guitars there with some nice pgs too.
     
  12. IMHO, the main purpose nowadays for pickguards is making the bass look better. It's true that they are useful if you play with a pick and were designed this kept in mind, but come on, a jazz without a pg? :meh: :p
    Damn, you beat me to it...
     
  13. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  14. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  15. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Probably the main purpose of pickguards originally was to simplify electronics installation and hide routing.
     
  16. Oh, my bad! Please, continue...
     
  17. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  18. klocwerk

    klocwerk

    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
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    Recently finished frankenjazz.
    MiM fretless neck
    mightymite body
    Custom flame-maple PG made by me :D
    Dimarzio Ultra-Jazzes
    S1 switch
     
  19. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Cool. How long did it take to make? Did you bevel the edges?
     
  20. klocwerk

    klocwerk

    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    Edges are beveled/rounded by hand, took me about an hour to make not counting the oil finish (which is still underway).
    :D
     

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