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Show me your Sadowsky standard w/pickguard but no control plate

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basadam, Mar 13, 2008.


  1. basadam

    basadam

    Nov 29, 2005
    Title says it all. Should I or shouldn't I get a pickguard?
     
  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    IMO the Sadowsky standards look pretty silly with the half pickguard.
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I agree.
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  4. jwbassman

    jwbassman Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    1+

    No Pickgaurd.
     
  5. basadam

    basadam

    Nov 29, 2005
    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.
     
  6. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    I'd like to find a half clear guard for my MS 5.
     
  7. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    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:

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    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.
     
  8. +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.
     
  9. basadam

    basadam

    Nov 29, 2005
    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.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    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.
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Of all the 1/2 guards I've seen, I like Celinder the best.
     
  13. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    And I know where your clear half guard is going. :ninja:
     
  14. :):):)
     
  15. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    IMGP0052.
     
  16. Wow! It looks like the regular pickguard looks great!
     
  17. While that particular color combination makes my head hurt, I agree.
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No joke. LOL!!! +1
     
  19. Luckydog

    Luckydog

    Dec 25, 1999
    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?
     

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