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White Pickup Covers for a 5-String Jazz Bass ???

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AREA, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Hi Guys...

    Any Idea where I can get some. Are they available. For a 4-String no Problem, but I´m searching them for a 5-String... They seem to be hard to find..:bawl:

    Something like that...

  2. Subscript

    Subscript Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2006
    I've been looking for them too... It's kinda shocking with all the different mods available that these aren't easy to find.
  3. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh If it ain't broke, break it then fix it. Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008

    paint the black ones.
    i painted a pickguard using duplicolor paint.
    it turned out nicely.
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Krylon makes spray paint specifically designed to bond to plastic. I have used it for other things. It works pretty well. I would suggest using it over a more traditional spray paint.
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  5. I think Carvin offers white pups on their new SB J-ish bass (which is now available in a 5'r) . . . maybe they'll sell the covers separate?

  6. +1..I painted a pickguard last year with spray paint, after I drove a tone knob through it and repaired it with epoxy…scuff it with 320 grit…paint it…wet sand it with 800 grit and be a happy camper.

    behold...a close-up of the repair

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  7. vintager


    Jan 29, 2005
    little bump, in case anyone knows the source for white or cream 5 string covers .. thanks
  8. datsaxguy

    datsaxguy Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    Resurrecting this thread from the dead
  9. Brockerboy


    Nov 15, 2012
    I need some too!
  10. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    I think paint is the only reasonable way... Mojotone sells the black covers for $1.50 each.

    The alternative is making molds of the covers, then filling them with liquid plastic of the color of your choice.
    But that's a bit much, if you ask me.
  11. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    I'm looking for these too. Bump.
  12. vince a

    vince a

    Jun 13, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I gave up looking for 'cream' colored covers that would match an antique-white pearloid pickguard and blocks on the fingerboard . . . finally purchased Krylon for plastic - in "Buttercream" - worked like a charm!
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  13. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    Yeah, that's kind of what I thought. I was hoping that someone had started making them or found them somewhere online.
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  14. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    There's got to be SOMEONE that makes these...
    I'm not resorting to Krylon quite yet (though I probably will :roflmao:).
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  15. JPBourdier


    Jan 2, 2011
    Texas - DFW
    Any luck yet?
  16. I can't find them for my 4 string P bass either.
  17. doctorwholittle


    Oct 27, 2011
    I'm thinking DiMarzio is the only company to sell these commercially. While I've seen them on other basses (vintage Ibanezes primarily), NO ONE offers the p'up covers by themselves. I can find white all day long, but not ivory. I'm thinking Krylon and Rustoleum are the only solutions, short of having someone make moulds and produce them for me (which I'm tempted to have done, as a friend of mine has that very setup).

    If anyone has any further leads of suggestions, please chime in!