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 Post subject: Pickguards - RH v LH
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:29 am 
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I opted to put this post directly in Deja Vu on the working assumption that this question has been asked before...:-)

The RIC boutique has for sale RH and LH pickguards for the 4003. Is there any particular reason why one cannot take a RH pickguard and just "flip it over" for a LH bass? In other words, why are there both RH and LH versions of the pickguards?

Any insight will be gratefully accepted!

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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:53 pm 
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I opted to put this post directly in Deja Vu on the working assumption that this question has been asked before...:-)

The RIC boutique has for sale RH and LH pickguards for the 4003. Is there any particular reason why one cannot take a RH pickguard and just "flip it over" for a LH bass? In other words, why are there both RH and LH versions of the pickguards?

Any insight will be gratefully accepted!

Regards,


djp


I´m not quite sure if the drilled holes for the mounting screws fit to those of lefties.

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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:08 pm 
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The pickguards are beveled.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
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The edges of the pickguards are beveled.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:20 pm 
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The edges of the pickguards are beveled.


That would explain it...

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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:02 am 
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The edges of the pickguards are beveled.

Actually I don't think they are, at least not so much on my 4003 BBR, but the holes for the mounting screws are. And since I have no desire to take mine off at the moment, I cannot say that the top surface is finished differently than the back (though it probably isn't).


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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:58 am 
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The edges of the pickguards are beveled.


no bevels on the newer guards. the holes are countersunk. so if you put a lefty on a righty or vise versa your screws will sit up a little high and look kinda goofy.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:14 pm 
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The edges of the pickguards are beveled.


no bevels on the newer guards. the holes are countersunk. so if you put a lefty on a righty or vise versa your screws will sit up a little high and look kinda goofy.


That would explain it...

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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:12 am 
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Oh, yeah -- they are, aren't they. And even if you had a countersink tool you could use in a dremel to flip one over, I wouldn't, because that would result in the screwholes being beveled on both sides, and that would make the material so thin that a screwhead might go through it.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickguards - RH v LH
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I've done this in a pinch for old instruments with no problem at all. Just don't overdo the countersink.


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