Since Nobody isn't going to be around for a while to ask the important questions, I figure some of us need to carry on in his spirit. So originally, I was only going to ask P-bass users with tort guards for input, because... well, only their opinions matter since anyone who plays anything else is just silly. But that's really not an inclusive attitude and theres probably a rule against that somewhere. So anyone feel free to chime in. Seems to me that if boiling strings restores brightness in dead strings, then boiling the pickguard ought to restore ...something... also. Has anyone tried this? What color pickguard did you use and what was the result?