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Recovered Pickguards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xbud, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. xbud


    Nov 9, 2012
    Southwestern, PA
    I wanted to get a new pick guard for a recently acquired Sterling 5-String bass. Originally it had the Gloss Black pick guard, and it showed scratches in the usual places from plucking the D, and G, strings. So I recovered it with a dull "Carbon Fiber Look" vinyl. Does this look cheesy or would you think this is just an aftermarket pick guard?

  2. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    1. I do not think it looks cheesy.

    b. It does look like an aftermarket pickguard.

    2c. I like it, and think it looks better than the original probably did.

    Keep it.
  3. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada
    Greetings from the North,

    Looks fine, great job on the fitting too ;)

  4. Morning Beer

    Morning Beer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Looks good. It always drove me nuts how big the guard is on those. Looks like it is covering nice looking piece of wood.
  5. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    It looks like a pickguard but I don't like it. I think white pearl would look better.
  6. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    I like it a lot!
  7. xbud


    Nov 9, 2012
    Southwestern, PA
    Thanks, it actually looked a little better once I re-strung it.

    Morning Beer you are right, I should have taken a picture of it without the pickguard, it is covering a very nice looking wood grain pattern.
  8. Carl_D

    Carl_D Guest

    Looks great. Nice job.
  9. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I like the angle you have the pattern running. Nice job.
  10. tuba_samurai

    tuba_samurai Yamaha BB Club #123 Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Looks great.
  11. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    I thought that was a quality aftermarket guard until I read the text of your post. It looks outstanding. I'm now considering the carbon fiber look for one of my stingrays.
  12. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Totally unique and pleasing to my eyes. Seriously
  13. attachment.
    I did that to a pbass about a year ago, turned out better than expected. much better than the one ply white plastic pg. easy mod.
  14. gleneg61


    Jan 10, 2008
    Osaka Japan
    Suh-weet, I want one! Looks professional, what kind of vinyl did u use?
  15. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Looks great from this distance!
  16. I'm also curious what kind of vinyl you are using and where you got it?
  17. Looks very nice.
  18. I got mine off amazon its 3M carbon vinyl wrap, cost about $20.