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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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where to get a clear tinted jem pickguard?

anyone know some good online sources?
i havn't decided what colour tint yet either and i'd like to take a look at what's available..
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 09:36 AM
 
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Have you looked at the links at the top of the page? Or done a search?

First, EKG at the top of the page. If he can't help you out -- he probably can -- try pickguardparadise.com.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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i just like having lots of options...

if i knew what exactly i wanted, i'd probably order from one of these folks straight away
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 10:48 AM
 
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If you want a clear one you could do what I did and just buy some 3mm perspex (acrylic) and make it yourself. It cost me 10 for a 4ft by 2ft sheet, which will make at least 4 pickguards. I then drew around the original black pickguard, cut it out with a fine bladed jigsaw, filed and sanded the edges, put the old one back over the top to drill the holes (which I then countersunk), and all done. It took me about two and a half hours, and although it's not absolutely perfect it's very close (with a bit of practise I'm sure you could make it perfect). The only thing to be really careful of is drilling the screw hole close to the point, as it can split the perspex.
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some of ekg's non clear ones look pretty nice too....

i need a way to test it kindof....
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 12:02 PM
 
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I'd like one as well, but after looking at EKG's website for more than 5 minutes, I need to go get some eye drops. Yuck!
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If you want a clear one you could do what I did and just buy some 3mm perspex (acrylic) and make it yourself. It cost me 10 for a 4ft by 2ft sheet, which will make at least 4 pickguards. I then drew around the original black pickguard, cut it out with a fine bladed jigsaw, filed and sanded the edges, put the old one back over the top to drill the holes (which I then countersunk), and all done. It took me about two and a half hours, and although it's not absolutely perfect it's very close (with a bit of practise I'm sure you could make it perfect). The only thing to be really careful of is drilling the screw hole close to the point, as it can split the perspex.
i might just do that if i can find some colour tinted ones.....
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 11:01 PM
 
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You can also make a template out of particle board and stick the acrylic on with double sided tape.A decent router and router table and a straight and beveled laminate trim bit and you can have a pretty perfect pickguard.Granted its a bit of work to make the template, but the results are nice.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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i've got a spare pickguard lying around that i can use as a template anyway
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