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NBD: SBMM Sterling SB14: Which Pickguard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by krovx, Sep 9, 2018.


  1. Keep the worn black

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Torttttttt

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. Simulated Rosewood

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Brushed gold

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Brushed silver

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. Other: Post it

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. krovx

    krovx Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    Always have enjoyed the slimmer, cleaner look of a Sterling, plus the 3 way switch.

    Scored a deal on this one that looked like it went through a war. Took me over a week to clean up the frets, fretboard, straighten the neck and setup the action. Ended up painting the pole pieces black due to the corrosion.

    I am more of an alnico guy but was pleasantly surprised how well the ceramic works with a basswood body.. kind of enjoy better than the EBMM sterlings I have had in the past. The preamp is high quality too. Mine weighs under 9 lbs and plays great.

    Picked up some new knobs as I don't prefer the chrome domes. They are black rubber jazz style made my Knobeez. I dig their knobs.

    Was thinking of spicing it up with a new pickguard as black on black has never been my thing. Thoughts? I know tort and gold are standards and look classy, that rosewood is growing on me.

    Looks like this, real pics coming soon

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  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  3. krovx

    krovx Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    Those look yummy. I wish WDMusic had more abalone options...they have a black one but those look great. Sadly, the SB14 has a different route for the top of the pickup. I tried making my own in the past by tracing and was not satisfied with the end result. Tried a sticker before too, with similar amateur results.
     
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  4. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Wow, how did I miss that?
     
  5. krovx

    krovx Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    Easy to do! Some of the SBMM's use different pickups and pickguards...kind of interesting.
     
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  6. krovx

    krovx Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    Totes some votes?

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