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Author:  Rickenbrother [ Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:16 am ]
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Tony D. at www.pickguardian.com makes both style guards. They are very high quality.

Yeah, I'm waiting for him to get back from vacation.

Author:  ilan [ Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:19 am ]
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I hope this isn't too much nitpicking (okay maybe it is...), but why has the shape changed? especially the lower part, under the neck volume pot, the "hump" grew a bit. BTW the 4003 bass pics in the website are still with the previous style pickguard.

Author:  WannaBeatle [ Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:58 am ]
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I recently replaced the pickguard on my 355JL with a plain one. It's ALMOST the same size, just a wee bigger than the original. I got it from a friend who had the '58 325, I assumed that they would be the same size...guess not.

Author:  Bigbajoman [ Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:39 am ]
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I was contemplating the look of the pickguard on my C64S and comparing it to my recollection of the pickguard on my 1977 MG 4001, which seemed to possess a 'glassier, milkier, more opaque' quality.

Taking into account that my memory of the '77's pickguard is 18 years removed, I'd like to ask if the difference in translucence is more a difference in type of plastic used... or is it a difference in thickness?

I want to say that I remember the '77's pickguard to be just a little bit thicker than the C64S's. Of course, if the thickness spec is unchanged and it's the actual plastic that's different, was that by design/choice? or was it due to the disappearance of a particular supplier?

Author:  aceonbass [ Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:24 am ]
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As I remember, the Plexiglass that RIC used for it's pickguards was purchased from the original manufacturer of Plexiglass whose since stopped making the stuff. The color of white varies a lot from batch to batch so when I buy it in white I need to check the color. I've gotten the milky stuff like back in the 70's and I've gotten pure white. The plastic I've been getting is called acrylic.

Author:  Bigbajoman [ Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:46 pm ]
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Thanx for that info!

I was honestly wondering whether or not my memory was just adding some extra 'spit and polish' to my recollection of the old pickguard out of an over-developed sense of nostalgia!

Author:  MGD242 [ Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:02 pm ]
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Tony, at Pickguardian, does some great work! I had him make a silver guard for my Jetglo 360/12 and a gold guard for an orange colored Reverend, he is fantastic to work with!


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