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StingRay 5 Special Pickguards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by corganmurray, Nov 15, 2018.


  1. corganmurray

    corganmurray

    Feb 10, 2012
    I've got a brand new StingRay 5 Special (natural finish), and it's pretty much my dream bass, except for the fact that it's obviously missing a tort pickguard (currently it's got a black pickguard). I've been searching online and coming up empty handed. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on one?

    This is the look I'm going for:
    mum_sr5-nat-6721-mn6.
     
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  2. Have you tried wdmusic.com.. they’ve got a lot of cool pickguards
     
  3. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Chandler , Pickguardian, or Quickguards.
    I have a pickguard coming next week from Quickguards for my new Stingray5 Special HH. It’s my 2nd one from Mike Quick. He does great work .
     
  4. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I with the OP. None of the aforementioned suppliers offer the Special pickguards online without requiring a sample or template. Leaves me concerned about the communication — I emailed a couple, and their responses left me unsure they understood the difference between a pre-2018 ‘Ray and a Special. If I’m buying am $80 piece of plastic, I want to make sure the supplier gets it right.
     
  5. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Just a suggestion - you might try a little negotiation where you send them your current pickguard so they can make a template for future sales, and you get a free or discounted pickguard for helping them out.

    I've seen folks who make aftermarket carbon fiber automobile trim pieces who have this as a standing offer on their websites, i.e. "if we don't list your car/part, contact us...... etc.".
     
  6. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    Some TBers have posted about getting them from QuickGuard. Around post #923 in the Stingray Special club thread.

    You might want to post your query in the club thread as some folks have found what you’re looking for
     
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  7. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I don’t want to take my bass out of commission. They should have the templates by now.
     
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  8. corganmurray

    corganmurray

    Feb 10, 2012
    I just sent a message to the folks at QuickGuard -- thanks for the intel, gang!!
     
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  9. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    At one point in the last year or so EBMM posted on their forum said who they're using to make their pickguards (pickguard heaven? don't think it was pickguardian, I think?).
    I'd go look for that link.
     
  10. corganmurray

    corganmurray

    Feb 10, 2012
    Quick update: I tried reaching out to Quickguard via their website contact form, email, and eventually a DM on Instagram, but never got a reply. Sent a message to Planet Pickguard and they replied last night and my order is going in today :)

    For anyone interested, the pickguard template for a single humbucker new Stingray Special 5 string is 34010 and the double humbucker is 34012. Their website hasn't been updated with this info yet, but I called to verify :)
     
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  11. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    is this the post?
    EBMM StingRay Special Club
    here's scott ball's post a few posts later
    EBMM StingRay Special Club
     
  12. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    I’m happy with the guards I got from Planet Pickguard. Hope you like yours!
     
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  13. corganmurray

    corganmurray

    Feb 10, 2012
    Hey @HD007, do you remember what color/material you went with? The tort in your profile pic looks great!
     
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  14. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    Thanks- am on the road so will get back to you. The guard in avatar was from another TBer so I forget details at moment.
     
  15. HD007

    HD007 Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2018
  16. JaseOfBase

    JaseOfBase

    Jan 6, 2019
    Does anyone know if you can get the Stingray 5 style pickguard for the Stringray 4?

    I hate the look of the stand-alone plate under the knobs.
     

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