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 Post subject: PickGuard Changes
PostPosted: September 28th, 2016, 11:58 am 
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I would not recommend changing anything on basses that have historical value (kills me when I see someone refinish a 1969 P-Bass) but for these basses I changed the pick guards on one and had one bass refinished and finally found the right pickguard that I believe had a dramatic effect. I still keep all the old parts just in case I want to bring it back.

The first is a G&L 100, great bass but it was not looking vintage but looked like an old Dodge.
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I added a pickguard and pick up covers and the bass really stands out now
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Next I had a Fender Japan Jazz Bass I picked up for $350 USD, first I added a Metallic red pickguard and F logo Pickup cover, looked good but didn't do it for me
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I then got the body refinished with the same pickguard and still not right
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then I added a White pickguard and it really stands out.
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 Post subject: Re: PickGuard Changes
PostPosted: September 28th, 2016, 1:44 pm 
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I like the JB in it's original color and also like it with the new color! Beautiful bass!


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 Post subject: Re: PickGuard Changes
PostPosted: September 28th, 2016, 1:50 pm 
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looking good!


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 Post subject: Re: PickGuard Changes
PostPosted: September 28th, 2016, 2:08 pm 
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I like the white pick guards on these nice, understated colors. They remind me of classic cars of the '50s and '60s.


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