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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dark Horse, May 30, 2017.
The volume and tone knobs look like the came from a 1960's radio!
Now that I think about it, assuming that's a legit vintage pickguard as we suspect, I do wonder about the chain of logic that resulted it being mounted on someone's beater parts bass... Those things don't exactly grow on trees.
I use a fine nail file to get rust of pole pieces.
I agree, I'm not much of a black guitar/bass buy, but something about a black PBass or strat with a white pickguard and years of road wear that just screams "player".
Probably influenced by blacky, but Eric's certainly not the only one.
I agree with danosix on the white pickguard. I'm not a huge fan of a new white pickguard, but an older, yellowed one on a dinged-up black body looks pretty great.
Stick with the tort.
I used a small file as well. Got it mostly cleaned up.
Blackmore's Strat on the cover of "Made in Japan." Gilmore and Waters before they switched their matching Strat and P Bass with black guards. Stanley Sheldon's fretless P on the inside cover of "Frampton Comes Alive." There are more I'm sure.
fret erasers work great for this.
How about Mother-of-Toilet_Seat white for the pickguard.
I like mother of toilet seat on white or silver basses, especially with blocked and bound necks....not so much a fan of them on black though.
sweet garbage can bass man
whats NBD btw, no big deal?
leave it alone and rock it.
that is cool AF!
New Bass Day
Ooo nice. P-Grizzler... Buy yourself some flats and have at it. Be sure your tetanus injections are up to date though.
It could have been removed in the '70s, when brass replacement pickguards were in fashion. I've gone into local guitar shops and found they have a cache of weird non-standard parts. 5-way Strat switches that came off something in the '80s, or just weird import parts you've never seen before and never will again. before I discovered the (relative) joy of Ebay I was starting to find I had lots of parts I simply couldn't account for. I had enough Strat tremolo springs for about ten Strats... no idea how I got half of them.
Before e-commerce it might simply have been a case of some guy going into their local shop and asking about bass pickguards, and the guy behind the counter simply had a ream of random pickguards including this one here.
Malak -- Just fell in love with that blue PJ bass!
Congrats, looks like you bought yourself a project...lol You are a braver man than I ...
Dark -- Think you're doin' a fab job on this "beaver bass"!
Whether you use the original or a pre-fab, a tort guard on that black beauty would kill, IMO.
Thanks for posting all this.
Sure wish some of you talented crafts-guys were nearby. Got a 1990 Fender Jazz that I'd love to have spiffed up a bit.
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