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vinyl record pickguard.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DredFetus, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. DredFetus


    Nov 19, 2010
    Thought i would share some pictures of a vinyl record i turned into a pickguard for my VM jaguar bass.

    Pickguard. Pickkguard. 20150327_221618.
    Was thinkin i might do it with a lazr etched vinyl like styx. Any recomendations for sweet looking older vinyls.

    I cut a new one and sanded it like someone mentioned. It didnt really work and i could get a nice finish so i just kept on sanding. Check it out after polished
    . Bass 2. Bass 1.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015
  2. Shovel


    Jun 4, 2013
    that is so cool. I;d love to see one of those on a white bass for the contrast though.
  3. scourgeofgod


    Aug 17, 2006
    Good work, I don't know about older vinyls but The Mars Volta and this band called Torche have some crazy looking Vinyl

    Mars Volta
    3237_383839924837. R-3605481-1341861976-6560.

    ROBO72c. tumblr_m3dgflNi5s1qz4k9yo1_500. ROBO068_piratespread.
  4. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    I had an etched copy of Split Enz - True colours.



    I think the LP from the Superman II soundtrack might work, also.

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  5. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Coloured discs might work, depending on the combination, I had a gold copy of Grand Funk - We're an American Band.


    I also sold my Styx - Pieces of Eight Yellow copy.


    I had a green Peter and the Wolf, by David Bowie, once. Great album.

    Bootlegs galore came in neat colours. The Genius of Pete Townsend is pictured;

    the-genius of peter townsend.

    A lot of the picture discs would depend on your musical tastes, I guess.

    velvet_underground_nico_pic_disc_a__46867.1408334889.1280.1280. the-beatles-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-001. prd_img_1125x_X_a50cdfa178144cd4b6317a35744330aa. pink-floyd-dark-side-of-the-moon-001.

    Personally, I don't know if I'd be comfortable doing it, as they're pretty valuable, but that's just me.

    Good luck on your search!
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  6. Dojix


    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    What vinyl did you use to make it?
  7. Very cool.
  8. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Very creative. So unique and looks great.
  9. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    My Split Enz laser etched record came to mind but then I thought my red vinyl Rush Hemispheres album because, well, it has brains on the label. BRAINS!

    Then I checked and saw they ask $250+ for it on the bay so No. Bootlegs are a good place to look. Split Enz can be had for like $10 on eBay and it's good because the geo shapes show well at all angles.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Cool idea, though I'm old enough that seeing good vinyl of good music used this way still makes me rather queasy! sick. :D Now, if it was a Donny Osmond (or, say, Justin Bieber for you young folks) LP, I wouldn't object it being used in such a way, though I wouldn't necessarily want the label showing on my bass, either! :roflmao:
  11. DredFetus


    Nov 19, 2010
    it was some old cospal record. The Medical Mission Sisters.
    I have a pretty big record collection. 400+ and i have alot of new records that are coloured but would not use them.
    I was thinking of styx paradise theatre, they sold millions of copys of it. I have 3, also was thinkin of using led zeppelin 4 just for the awesomeness.

    age has anything to do with my music love or collection. if i cut up my copy of bay city rollers are you going to be upset? Lol
    kodiakblair and 96tbird like this.
  12. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Not too terribly, I think I'll live! :roflmao:

    And funny, just yesterday, I found a site that had the Zep 4 "runes" done in celtic knot style as paua inlays! Not sure I bookmarked it. Would be so cool on a fretless board!
  13. DredFetus


    Nov 19, 2010
    That vinyl would be perfect for what i want. Lol not the superman. the design is very 80's jazzy.
    to bad its def rare
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  14. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    It looks cool but I think I would hate the way it feels.
  15. DredFetus


    Nov 19, 2010
    This one would be sick but theres no way im going to do it.
    1427557090640776073130. 14275571760491525121745.

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  16. Garagiste


    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    A+. Very, very cool. I would apply for a patent immediately. Wonder if you would have any trouble from the record companies.
  17. Garagiste


    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    I used to have this 12" single
  18. justbass57

    justbass57 Supporting Member

    You know after a couple of gigs, that record will sound like a$$! Lol!
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  19. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Personally, I think that would be the Best Pickguard for Metal! :bag: It reminds me of Kirk Hammett's horror-movie-themed signature guitars.

    Recently, during a casual search through eBay, I saw some pickguards made from vinyls. Are those yours, Dred? If so, I hope you make a nice pocketful o' change. I think it's a great idea! :thumbsup:
  20. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Nah, $10 on eBay right now.

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