Pawnshop Bass VI conversion pickguard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SneakyT, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. SneakyT

    SneakyT Commercial User

    Dec 5, 2005
    I posted this over at OSG but thought some people over here might like to see it. Ok it's been a long time coming but I've finally designed a conversion pickguard for the Pawnshop Bass VI. It took some time as it had to be designed from scratch. I was also waiting for the plates to become available again and now they are. You can get them from Marc Rutters. He doesn't have them on his site yet so you have to email him [email protected]. The pricing is $35.00 control plate $20.00 switch plate or $50.00 for both. I'm not affiliated with him BTW. The guard was designed to do as little modification as possible (i.e. no body routing) so it will not be completely vintage correct.

    Without further ado..
    My camera is pretty old so apologies for the not so great pictures. I'll have more close ups soon as well.
  2. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    Looks great!
  3. SneakyT

    SneakyT Commercial User

    Dec 5, 2005
    Thanks man. I'm really enjoying the all pickups sound as well as the strangle switch for using it for baritone parts. I really love this bass. Not much left to do to it now.
  4. All that's left for you to do now is play some country!

    It seriously looks amazing. The CAR with the chrome really stands out!
  5. SneakyT

    SneakyT Commercial User

    Dec 5, 2005
    New camera new pictures
  6. Stacksopancakes


    Aug 24, 2013
    Wow. Great job! I'm considering doing the same. Any tips would be appreciated!
  7. Brio


    Mar 10, 2013
    Kansas City
    Looks great! Did you cut the pickguard yourself or did you have it done somewhere?
  8. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I actually just saw that bass this morning, it's beautiful!
  9. Dude, awesome! I've been looking around for a pickguard for the pawnshop that included both the switch plate and the regular bridge single coil as opposed to the humbucker.

    Where did you find the 4 switch plate?
    Could the pickguard be easily changed to hold the 3 switch plate instead?
  10. Also where can I find wiring schematics?
  11. SneakyT

    SneakyT Commercial User

    Dec 5, 2005