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TBer's Help Me Design My Pickgaurd!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aristotle, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. Aristotle


    May 12, 2002
    Easton, MD
    I posted about a week ago about buying a pickgaurd for my Fernandes Tremor 4 Standard. Through the knowledge of my fellow Talk Bassers, I have come to the conclusion that there probably wont be a replacement that will fit. With that being said I decided to just design my own. I ordered a sheet of 10x12 black pearloid from Warmoth and will be making my own, but I have no idea what I want it to look like which is where you all come in. If any of you would be kind enough to sketch up an idea or just used MS Paint, or even recommend a design that might be interesting that would be greatly appreciated. I've taken out the pickup at the neck position so I'm looking to cover up the space and also snaz it up. So my bass looks like the one below, only Dark Metallic Green, and with only the MM style pickup. Thanks!


    P.S. Preferably no designs that require carving out a spot for the pickup itself. I know that makes it much more challenging, and any ideas would still be appreciated.
  2. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    personally i think that bass would look sweet naked, the way it is.

    but im guessing you disagree, so i would take the basic design off an ibanez ATK pickguard. its smooth, rather simple, and attractive IMO.
  3. HongKongPhooey


    Nov 2, 2002
    If you hadn't already ordered the pearloid material I would've suggested something else, but I'll tell you anyway =P A wood pickguard would look realy cool I think, if you get Buckeye or something. :bassist:
  4. Gander


    Jun 5, 2002
    Hi, I recently installed an EMG P/J pup set in an old Foundation I had and made a pickguard to cover up the original Peavey routes. I started with strips of black construction paper and fit them around the neck, curves, knobs etc. , taping them together and trimmed with scissors until I had the shape I wanted. I didn't want to experiment with an expensive piece of pearloid, so I used a piece of plain black pickguard material from StewMac. Turned out ok. By the way, routing out for your pickup is not very difficult. Let me know if you want more details on tools, etc.
  5. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    ...you should make it a STRONG BAD* pickguard!

    <img src=http://www.davelog.com/gfx/sbbass.jpg>

    "And the dragon comes in the NIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT! Meedly meedly meedly meedly MEEEEEE!"


    * Got no clue? <a href=http://homestarrunner.com/sbemail.html>Here</a>.
  6. Ditto on the ATK style. Would look pretty good. Or you could follow other intsructions and do Strongbad form! Trogdor!!:D

  7. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    That Strong Bad pickguard is the coolest thing I've ever seen. If anybody cold make that dream a reality, I would love them forever.

    "And Trogidor Smote the Kerrek and All Was Laid to Burnination."
  8. Aristotle


    May 12, 2002
    Easton, MD
    I like the StrongBad one, does anyone have a large, high quality ATK body shot they could post so I can get a good idea of its shape. Thanks.

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