I confess, that despite many loud howls to the contrary, I am a big fan of clear pickguards. I like how they add a little touch of adornment to a bass without upsetting the total aesthetic. This is my modded 55-01 (Nordstrand Big Splits/Sadowsky pre) with the clear pickguard I got for it a while back. I happen to like the look but I have been gun-shy about actually drilling the holes and permanantly mounting it. I dig the look but I am worried about how it might affect my ability to sell the bass if I decide to do so in the future. This would be an easier decision if this were a Deluxe model with a fancy top -- I definitely wouldn't want to mar it. OTOH, since it's a plain-jane 3TS, I think the pickguard adds just a little taste of distinctiveness. What do you guys think I should do -- drill the holes and mount it or ditch the pickguard?