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    Pick Guard question

    For a while now I have wanted a chrome pick guard for my bass (matching the face plate under my knobs). Surprised that I couldn't find one, I started thinking there may be a reason. Would the chrome (metal) pick guard have/cause a problem with the magnets in the pickup?

    Thanks

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    I tried for a very long time to find one for my stingray classic, no luck, but I did get this....

    Same company that makes the pickguards for EBMM. I'll dig up their info.

    This one is plastic, but I havent managed to scratch it yet. It's very thick and hard...🤨

    Brash

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    That would be great. I have an EBMM stingray with the tuss rod adjustment in the headstock. My pick guard is a little harder to find.

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    I’m constantly changing pick guards then changing them back. Always looking for that one !!!
    If you do a quick google search there are loads of companies that will make you one up from either a template you’ve made yourself or from your original pick guard being used as a template (just make sure you can get it back in the same condition)
    Materials and patterns are endless
    Good luck with your search

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess my question is a little more technical. Is there a reason you shouldn't have a chrome pick guard?

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    Nope. No reason I can think of. I doubt it would effect the sound at all. Even putting pickup covers, which are usually nickel plated brass or something similar, has only a minor effect on the sound.

    Your bigger problem is definitely going to be finding the pickguard. You may need to send in a tracing of your current pickguard, or even the guard itself, so that you can have it replicated in mirror plastic. Pickguard planet has pickguards for a stingray 4 without the notch for the truss rod wheel:

    https://www.pickguardplanet.com/musi...string-basses/

    Chrome plated metal will be prohibitively expensive. The cost of machining, plating, etc will quickly mount up to more than the cost of mirror plexiglass.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Oh! Yea np with an actual metal pickguard....just look at a Fender Steve Harris bass. That one is metal.

    Just finding a real chrome one is REALLY expensive.

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