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Smashed up pick guard? Here's how I fixed mine!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jewbageled, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. jewbageled


    Jun 29, 2011
    I play in this band: http://youtu.be/IPmGR-uEqpE. Things get a little crazy sometimes- someone (maybe me?) punched in my pick guard and electronics during the last show.


    The solution? Wiring the pickups straight to the new jack and covering the holes with a piece of scrap metal. ARMORED BASS? Yes, please.

  2. 1 2 3 4 Rock n roll!
  3. That looks like it would slice you up nicely lol.

    As far as your band goes, I'd mosh.
  4. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    the real question is why is there duct tape around the bridge? was there a duct tape ash tray that got removed?
  5. jewbageled


    Jun 29, 2011

    Sometimes, strap-locks aren't enough. Sometimes strap-lock + duct tape is enough. And sometimes, you need even more duct tape!
  6. jbednarski

    jbednarski Supporting Member

    May 31, 2010
    Chicago area
    You may want to send these pix to Vinny Fodera. Give him some ideas for his basses.
  7. Disappear


    May 9, 2008
    Mental note: Don't buy strap-locks from the dollar store
  8. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Yeah, you might wanna take some electrical tape and go around the edges. Nothing ends a show quicker than a cut that requires stitches.
  9. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    Aluminum is for wusses. Flatten out a steel soup can, and cut that out...with a dull sissors. You'll get edges that won't dull and bend out of the way like that aluminum will.
  10. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Kicks Arse
  11. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Ah, the age old question: "What kind of metal is best for my bass?"
  12. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    I appreciate the DIY. But - it is difficult to play with sliced fingers, and blood tends to, well...unless you're really into that - for your own safety, please consider burnishing the edges, unscrew what's left of the control plate, and tuck it under so it is right on the body.

    Sorry - a little bit of father's concern coming out - just like with guitar players who don't trim their string ends at the head stock.
  13. Kopfjaeger

    Kopfjaeger Guest

    Jun 3, 2011
    Kidding right?? You're not really going to leave it like that are you??

    If so why bother posting it as a DIY "fix"? That's no fix. IMO it's worse now than it was smashed.

    ***?? Seriously??

  14. Well, I checked out the clip.... What are you doin' playing a bass that looks like it would be played by someone that plays in a high-energy band? :bag:

    I'd like a pic of the whole bass. I like basses that aren't all prim n' proper. It's cool as hell.
  15. That is a perfectly acceptable fix. I'm sure it is way more bullet proof now than ever. And, it looks fantastic.
  16. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
  17. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    The OP is a REAL man. He's not worried about the beauty of the wood grain, or whether or not he should have gold or black knobs on his new build. He's just getting it done. Like a real man. No whining!

    High Five bro!
  18. Yes. THat is gorgeous.


    However, it does need a crack in the pickguard near the controls/jack. Just doesn't look "right" without that touch.

    Also, the chain and lock are too shiny and new - get some rust on those.
  19. monti2889


    Jul 19, 2012
  20. It is. And VERY expensive.