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Putting on bridge and pickup gaurds

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KingOvHell, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. How do you go about doing this? Do you just put them wear you think they look good or is there a specific place to put them? I know the go over the bridge and pickup but is there a certin distance or just guess the best way? Alos do you use a drill to drill though the bass or would just a screw driver work?
  2. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Well I would certainly pre-drill the holes vs just driving the screws into virgin wood or else you risk splitting the body. Use a bit that is the same diameter as the shaft of the screw MINUS the threads. Any bigger and you risk the threads not grabbing.

    Am I understanding you want to put covers on a bass that did not have them originally? Just curious why you would want to do this. For looks? Cause they really make no difference on the sound. I hope this is not a very valuable bass you are planning to do this to.
  3. Yea just for looks.
  4. It a 2008 fender american standered p-bass.
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Do NOT just stick a screw in there - you'll probably crack or chip the finish and you will absolutely cause a mound where the screw goes in.

    Study photos of installations, put tape over the spot where you're going to drill, measure 3 times, put the cover in place and make sure it's positioned to suit you, then drill your pilot hole very carefully.

    Also - you DID search TB to see all of the discussions about this topic, right?????????

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