So I'm looking to mix it up a little, and before I got involved to trying to do it, I figured I'd make a post. I play a MM Stingray 5, and I was wondering if I can take the pickguard off (ala Jaco). Its a sunburst with tortoise-shell, and I think it would look wicked cool without the pickguard. However, I have a feeling that it's nescessary to cover the electronics because I've never seen one without the guard. I figure if it were possible, I'd have seen someone do it. Thanks.