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single ply pg to 3-ply switchout

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mrpackerguy, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I want to switch the white pg on my recently acquired Fender precision Sting bass to a Bryan Boots black beveled pg so I get more of a '51 reissue appearance. Which is best - the single ply or the 3-ply. I'd prefer the 3 ply for durability, but I'm worried the screws may not make it into the bass from the height of a 3-ply.

    Advice, please.
  2. The white pickguard is the proper pickguard for that era of bass. In other words, the Sting is supposed to be a "replica" of a 55 Precision bass, it has the sunburst finish, beveled elbow contour, and the white pickguard is a part of that package. If you wanted the look of a 51, repaint it to blonde/butterscotch and replace the pickguard to a black one. In other words, a sunburst finish and black pickguard were not the norm for Fender instruments from 1951-1957.
  3. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Get longer screws.