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Finally a good shape pick guard!

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by spitskin, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. spitskin

    spitskin

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    yes! its about time!
    i this its really close to my old pick guard that i have shown before!
    someone is paying attention!
    I'm really glad cause its about time the pick guards from warwick gets good!
    I'm really love the look of a warwicks with good design pick guard!
    its the missing piece of the great pussel, IMO!

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  2. shaftbass

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    To me, the act of drilling holes into a bass just to add the pick guard negates any protection it gives against possible pick contact.
     
  3. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Let´s install a hat!

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    golem Philosopher King

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    You can glue it on. If you wanna get really
    OCD about it, you can saw off some screw
    heads and glue those into the holes in the
    PG for appearance of being screwed on.

    I don't use a pick, so for me a PG is just a
    part of an instrument's appearance. If the
    PG looks good and looks like the bass was
    born with it, then the holes come with the
    territory. Holes do not damage a bass, but
    then neither does pick scratches, altho the
    latter is prolly seen by most as unsightly
    where a PG, even with some hazing from
    pick play is usually seen as "normal".

    Acoarst the most bestest upgrade that a
    PG offers, appearance-wise, is hiding the
    effects of a reeeally major PU reconfig !


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  5. spitskin

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    for me its sure a cosmetic thing but most of all its the space between body and the strings thats are way to big! So the pick guard makes the space better imo! I love to slap and pop! and I'm just use to les space!

    Thats way the did the sinking of the bridge and neck on Stu Ham sign bass! He has probably the same demand as i have!

    if it takes some holes for me to play better well than its just time to drill!
    Ore you can do it the other way as i have on my Wal bass!
    Velcro tape that has some strange jelly glue that wont hurt the finish!
    well you can always find ways to make you play better!
    this is one way for me!

    Les space!:D
     

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    OP, did you really just put a pickguard on a Taranis? :eek:
     
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    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I think it looks awful.
     
  9. Henrythe8

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    Well, the Corvette shape ain't helping :)
    (OK, I'm far away ! )
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Black mirror pickguard for the red one, pure chrome for the black one - I would try different colors to find something that fits perfect!
     
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    Putting a pickguard on a sandblasted finish is like putting steel wheels under a Ferrari.
     
  12. spitskin

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    Yes!
     
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    Oh, Puh-leeease, it could have been worse, like putting it on a good looking Warwick.
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    I think the pick guards could have looked good if the bottom went along with the curvature of the bottom of the bass - this "ink splat" look isn't flattering.

    There were also a few CS basses that had their pick guards extend to the controls a la P-Bass, and that looked better too.
     
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    Old thread I know..

    But that looks great Spitskin!

    I too recently made a pick guard for my 'vette. I wanted a wood plate and ended up using a 3mm thick pc of tiger striped Ebony. I kind of used the Flashback scratchplate as a basis and remodeled to fit the shape of the bass. I fitted it with 3m double sided tape as I just couldn't bring myself to drill those holes!

    I also made an Ebony truss rod cover out of a less figured pc of Ebony (to fit in with the aged brown of the headstock).

    I think it turned out OK
     

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