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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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the universe pickguard - changing it

any of you changed your universe glossy mirror p-guard for a different color?

I don't like the sight of the mirrored one, so I ask you is it possible to exchange the mirrored one for let's say a white one?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 09:30 AM
 
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yes, changing a pickguard is probably one of the easiest mods you can do to a guitar.

Visit the Web Links at the top of the page and click on Jeanies pickguards... they'll get ya anything you need.
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Several people here have done it, although pics are a little hard to find sometimes. Go to the Vendor list along the top of the page and click on Jeannie Pickguard. They've got all the stuff you need, and if they don't, they'll find it.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2002, 12:13 AM
 
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Pickguard;

I put a polished aluminum diamond-plate one on a UV777BK. Looked KILLER! I sold it a while back, but still have pics of it. Later.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2002, 02:06 AM
 
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lets see the pics!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2002, 09:11 AM
 
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i've been wanting to change the mirror since i got it, but can't bring myself to spend the $60+. Jeanne's has all kinds of options.

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2002, 11:31 AM
 
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I hear ya on the cost.. dang... you'd link it was made of diamonds or gold.

same thing with me and having a guitar swirled... 500.00+ dang! not that its not worth it, but dang...
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Well, I have to stick up for the prices. Most people don't realize the work that goes into a custom. Pickguards aren't as easy to make as it seems. I saw Jeannie's prices and decided to start making them. Jeannie's prices are good! The swirls are the same thing. Be it Herc or Darren, each swirl is a lot of work. Breaking the labor down into hours, the people making the custom projects aren't making much per hour........I know first hand

You can change the mirrored pickguard to anything you want. If the material is available, it can be done
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2002, 12:49 PM
 
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Pics;

I'd love to post these pics of my old UV, but I don't understand how to do it Someone tried to explain it to me, and I understood how to post the link- but how to get the pics on net address first to get the link is what I don't get.

So, if someone knows how and would give me an email address, I'd REALLY appreciate it! Thanks.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-15-2002, 03:33 PM
 
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Well, I'm getting my UV777BK back from my guitar tech today. He made me a brand new black/white/black pickguard & it's looks SWEET! I paid $9.45 for the pickguard material through Stew Mac. This guitar looks killer when it's all "blacked out" with the mother of pearl binding. Not to mention, with the set of EMG707s & 3-way switch that are installed, the guitar will be sinister!

A guy is currently selling a UV777BK on Ebay that looks a lot like mine with the mod. Check out Item # 899328693 to get an idea of what I did.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 07:25 PM
 
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is this the one?
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 07:33 PM
 
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NICE!!! I was just thinking of how cool a pickguard like that would look on a DBK with the Chrome Vine.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-23-2002, 12:08 AM
 
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but that dbk needs chrome PUs aswell*
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-23-2002, 02:37 AM
 
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Hey, that's my guitar!

No, it used to be
Sure miss it, although I just couldn't get used to 7 strings. Thanks for posting those pics for me.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-23-2002, 03:46 AM
 
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I'm wondering now... how would an abalone pickguard look on my DBK with an abalone vine inlay on an ebony fretboard? hmmmmm
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