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 Post subject: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:12 am 
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I've got a cool black pickguard replacement for my 4003 and my short question is if I can do that without removing the strings.Anyone have experienced that or know if is it possible? Thanks in advance.

Max


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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:38 am 
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You can change the pickguard without removing the strings.

You just have to remove the volume/tone knobs, toggle switch and pickguard screws. . . then slide it over the neck pickup.

I have a black PG as well. IMO. . . they look really good on Mapleglo, Jetglo and Montezuma Brown.

Ted


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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:42 am 
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Check the pic of the mapleglo 4003 in the 1990s gallery.

I would pay an extra $200 for those options!

Ted


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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:27 am 
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I love black trim!!!

http://www.3dentourage.com/425/89-4003s5.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
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I've always wondered why the screws were not also black-headed on all the hardware. Real stealth.


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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:18 am 
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Mine is jetglo and it will look great all black contrasting the chrome parts (for the truss rod cover I'm working on a black replacement with my signature...finding a black TRC seems pretty difficult and anyway I've seen a couple for sale on the web at scarying prices...it would be cheaper having one gold plated!)
Thanks for the info.

Max


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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:08 am 
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Jetgo and gold hardware, mmmmmmm good


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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:39 am 
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I prefer black and chrome to black and gold, myself. Just a preference. The only color I really love gold hardware on is dark blue.

I'd like to find a truss rod cover myself, but since my bass was completely stripped, it didn't have one, so the only way to get one is off ebay. However, I'm too poor to justify paying $100+ for a piece of plastic. I'll just use a piece of sheet metal or scrap wood in the meantime.


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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:59 pm 
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The easiest way to replace a TRC with an handmade one looking-almost-original is to cut a transparent PVC sheet with the same thickness of an original TRC (or pickguard) and to put under, before screwing it, a shot of the original one printed on glossy photographic paper. I've scanned my white TRC but it's easy to have the photoshopped negative image in black with white characters for example.
The final result is really amazing and seems that the whole TRC is actually made in that plastic colour! Try it and let me know, when I'll finish mine I'll post some pics.

Max


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 Post subject: Re: Changing the pickguard
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:48 am 
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Does anyone have a picture of a Fireglo with a black scratchplate? I'm interested to see if that would look any good...


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