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NPGD "Brown Eagle" pickguard - keep the eagle or lose it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lavmonga, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    So my mother recently purchased a vinyl cutter and I decided to go ahead and recreate one of my favorite logos of all time, the Ibanez Black Eagle. I slapped it on an aftermarket pickguard and slapped that on my walnut stained jazz bass (SX Body, Fender MIM neck, S1 Fender USA electronics). Now that it's on there, I'm not so sure I dig it. I might refinish the bass black and get the Black Eagle vibe all together (I can't afford $1300 for a real one). What do you think?

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  2. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    black would definately be better. but, a white re-fin would be pretty cool as well. throw on some black hardware and call it the "white eagle" or "inverted eagle".
  3. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Looks cool! I thought it was a refinned Black Eagle!
  4. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY

    Ibanez made a few of these too, maybe I'll go for this look.
  5. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    nice. never knew ibanez did those.
  6. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Looks good to me but it's what you think that counts.
  7. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    My immediate thought is that, given the craftsmanship you put into a copy, an original design would be even cooler.
  8. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    That's an even better idea.
  9. Miskatonic


    Sep 15, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Refinished as a blackburst would be pretty hot imo
  10. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Honestly, the P bridge cover looks way more out of place, and the pickguard looks fine.
  11. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Heh... I was just going to say that!

    Put a proper Jazz cover on it... nice job on the pickguard, just swap it out when you get tired of it.

    Didn't know Ibanez did a white version... nearly bought a black one many years ago!
  12. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    I mostly play P basses, so I'm used to the P ashtray, and besides, the Jazz ashtray is way to big in my opinion.
  13. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    I took it off. Went back to b/w/b.
  14. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    What a shame, it's a great looking pick-guard
  15. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY

    Thabks, Fred! I can always put it back on. Or save it for a black Jazz build.

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