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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basadam, Mar 13, 2008.
Title says it all. Should I or shouldn't I get a pickguard?
IMO the Sadowsky standards look pretty silly with the half pickguard.
Thanks, but not this one. I'm sure I saw one with a "normal" J pickguard in talkbass.com.
I don't like the "half" pickguard either.
I'd like to find a half clear guard for my MS 5.
I don't think you will find any Sadowskys like that. When you order a Standard with no pickguard, it's rear routed; when you order one with pickguard, it has a front route and a control plate. And it is strange for somebody to install a pickguard on a rear-routed bass with no control plate.
Alleva-Coppolo has made that sort of a signature feature:
I don't think it "looks" good, but I personally like to have pickguards in my basses - I like the shorter distance between the strings and the body.
+1... although I think it's this particular execution that looks bad, since it looks like someone just took a scissors to a normal guard. If the half guard was actually designed as a halfguard (with curves and finish like, for example, the Celinder in my avatar) it might be pretty cool.
That's what I'm talking about. I think it looks cool. Not as good as when combined with a control plate, but cool nonetheless.
The Alleva design looks even better up close and live IMO... it keeps the sort of vintage J thing, but results in a unique look with the curving layout of the knobs that really is cool IMO.
I vaguely remember seeing a Sadowsky or 2 like that. I know that xavidmanx owns a really nice Lull like.
That, to me, looks unfinished.
Of all the 1/2 guards I've seen, I like Celinder the best.
Here you go. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=193503&highlight=celinder post #4
Sorry I don't know how to insert that photo into this thread. I'm a computer dummy.
The Celinder style guard looks great IMO. I think I'm getting a tort one for my natural MS5 that currently has a clear half guard.
And I know where your clear half guard is going.
Wow! It looks like the regular pickguard looks great!
While that particular color combination makes my head hurt, I agree.
No joke. LOL!!! +1
Isn't the location of the control knobs on the Sadowsky standard different than on the Sadowsky vintage? I don't think a Sadowsky front mounted control plate will fit on a Sadowsky Standard IOW. And because of the control knob placement differences, wouldn't the standard pickguard not fit a Sadowsky Standard?