Looking for some opinions: My first ever bass is/was a MIM P-Bass (It says "Fender" in the normal size and location on the headstock and "Squier series" about 1/4 of the size a little further toward the end, so I guess it's from before Squier became a separate brand). Anyway, the guy who gave it to me routed it out, took out the stock P-pickup, and put a sort of J-style pickup. It's about the size a P-pickup would be if it were inline instead of split. This left me with a bit of a pickguard quandary. For a few years, I just put a sticker over the hole left by the upper half of the P-pickup, but I decided to make a change. A friend of mine (former metalhead) had a spare piece of diamondplate laying around and thought it would make a cool pickguard. I resisted for several months, but finally figured I might as well try it. Wasn't going to cost me anything. The standard P-pickguard shape turned out to be a little beyond our metalworking skills, and then it hit me. A Stingray-style pickguard might look pretty cool on a P-bass, and the overall effect would have a lot less diamondplate. I don't have any pictures yet, but the rough idea looks a lot better than I thought it would. Any opinions on a P-Bass body with a little fatter than normal J-style pickup and a Stingray-inspired pickguard?