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Pickguard on an L2K or 2500?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassman10096, Oct 11, 2013.


  1. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    MKE
    Anybody ever consider modding a G&L L2k or 2500 by adding a pickguard? I don't recall ever seeing this, but as I was looking at a pic of a natural ash 2500, a design for a tort guard occurred to me that I think would look good. It would require either longer neck pots and toggles or routing the top (so the pots and switches could mount through the guard (like a Fender). Or else there are some designs used on Lakland 55's that might be adaptable - that don't extend down to the controls. Anybody ever mutilate a perfectly good Tribute the way I'm thinking?:p:p
     
  2. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Well
    No
    I placed a DiMarzio WillPower (neck) between 21st fret and front MFD ceramic (take a look to thread "show you three pickup basses")

    Other than that, honestly never thought about a pickguard, bein' it for either L2000 or L2500

    Yet, to be of any help... Take a look to Ibanez Srx530
    Ash body (3TS finish) and ceramic humbuckers

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  3. Handyman

    Handyman

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    If I remember correctly, G&L puts pickguards on some of the L series basses sold in Japan, but not the US. I have no idea why.

    It might be possible to get one of these.

    A quick google search turned this up.
    tl2_ntbc_2.
     
  4. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    MKE
    Thanks. It's close to the look I pictured.
     
  5. epoxo57

    epoxo57

    Feb 17, 2005
    Perrysburg, Ohio
    IMO, I think the L-1500 would benefit from a pickguard as it seems so "naked" without one in the pics I have seen of them. Of course, the Stingray and Sterling may have something to say about that! :D
     
  6. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    MKE
    The single pickup L's do look a bit out of balance with all that flat wood.