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Took the pickguard off my Jazz Bass today...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yakob, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Yakob


    Nov 15, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Today, in a fit of boredom, I took the pickguard off my 1989 Korean Squier Jazz bass and learned a little bit about my bass' history.

    • Apparently, the pickguard I got the bass with wasn't the original, as evidenced by some of the "unused" screw holes drilled in the body.
    • This bass spent a lot of time without a pickguard, as evidenced by significant amount of wear around the neck pickup.
    • It is not a "swimming pool" route, so I feel like I can get away with leaving the pickguard off if I choose.

    Just thought it was interesting and decided to share. She's a great bass, regardless.

  2. tjh


    Mar 22, 2006
    hit the holes with a black sharpie and call it good .. you just lightened your bass by 1/4 lb. :)
  3. All black is a badass look for this bass. I agree with sharpie'ing the screw holes.
  4. +1

    Looks pretty killer.
  5. Nahguavkire


    Sep 28, 2012
    Sick! My MIM fretless has the damn "swimming pool" route. No Jaco style for me.
  6. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    black bass always wins with me!
  7. Yakob


    Nov 15, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Way ahead of you!

    That being said, the pickguard didn't look too bad.


    Kind of a classic look. I am diggin' the all-black look at the moment though, so I have the screws and the pickguard in a safe place.
  8. ThunderV

    ThunderV Is getting yelled at by his cat!!

    Mar 26, 2007
    Brunswick, OH
    I was a;ways a fan of leaving the guard off and putting the screws back in...I luv me sum ugly!!!!!
  9. Yakob


    Nov 15, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Also, headstock shot to show off the nice glossy neck and silver lettering, haha.

  10. banskevie


    Jan 9, 2013
    I agree with sharpie'ing the screw holes.[​IMG][​IMG]
  11. Yakob


    Nov 15, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    The screwholes done been Sharpie'd!
  12. Yakob


    Nov 15, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm feeling some cream pickup covers for this. Any suggestions as to where I could get ones that fit?
  13. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    Your bass probably has two neck width pickups and they usually come in a set with neck and bridge, so keep that in mind. It may not even be possible with those pickups as lots of budget models are epoxied together, so check for that as well.
  14. Yakob


    Nov 15, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'll keep that and mind and check it out.
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