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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dark Horse, May 30, 2017.
Black 'guard for sure....... or the old tort.
Rode hard and put away wet, as they used to say.
I'd buy that for 150 bux.
Since it's a parts bass to begin with,
you don't have to limit yourself to 'correct original' parts.
Black PG, stacknob PJ?
Sure, if ya wanna!
The sticker is like a warning to the player. Beware bucko! There be no money beyond here!
I like it! I would keep the old tort guard on it.
Confirmed that the tortoiseshell guard is indeed a 66 through 72 Fender pickguard ( thanks for the confirmation, @Caca de Kick )
Even with the missing tip, that's a fairly expensive vintage piece. Not sure that I want to use that on this particular bass, but maybe. I need to graft a piece onto the tip .
I Like the tort guard & i love the knobs... i'd leave them...just my opinion.... nice bass
The only bodies I've seen with red letter in a circle are japanese made. So I think it's either a Fender MIJ body, or a japanese copy. What did the heel of the neck look like? Did it have an plugged holes?
The reason why I am asking is that for some of the japanese copies, it's the pickguard that does not quite line up. Usually at the tip which might explain why.
If it plays right, I wouldn't change a single solitary thing...that is a lie; the Jimmy John's sticker in the back of the neck would drive me nuts, but don't change anything else - that still works.
I'm not seeing any plugged holes. I had mentioned earlier in the thread that I thought it was probably a mid 80s fender Japan reissue (Fujigen) as those are the only ones I know of that have a red circle. Though it seems weird to leave that is the only mark when this was a Refinned... but it seems your thoughts on it are consistent with mine. Thanks for your ideas on it, I appreciate it !
The Jimmy John's sticker is a guarantee of speed, as in that's one fast neck...
Im thinking that tomorrow I'll clean up the "routing" that was done be the angry beaver !
We're still talking about the bass, right?
My vote is for the Black/White/Black guard, but then work it over with my Sharpie-Mod™ technique. Red looks pretty spiffy, but given the number of Sharpie colors there are, the sky's the limit.
I think Warmoth does, or used to do, a black red black pick guard that looked a lot like that. Ive Always thought it pretty cool! Madness!
I love a good redemption story...for just $0.34 a day.....
I'm digging the vintage guard. Hopefully it can be repaired or salvaged somehow.
Another possible look ....
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