What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

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What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

Post by dangayle » Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:28 am

I picked up this Olympic White Fender American Special Jassmaster recently, and had my dude put my EGC block inlay neck and EGC JM500 pickups into it.

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What should I do with the pickguard and pickup covers? Aesthetically, I'll probably stay monochromatic, so my options are black, white, chrome, or aluminum or similar.

Ideas?

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Re: What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

Post by DrQuasar » Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:05 pm

black pickguard, aluminum covers, tele knobs, silver Gretsch-style switch tip.

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Re: What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

Post by gerardguey » Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:06 pm

Are there chrome JM pickup covers out there? If theres any that also cover the pole pieces, I think that'd look sick on an aluminum neck guitar. Maybe even a mirror pickguard with tele knobs and just go full mirror/chrome.

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Re: What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Feb 27, 2024 3:26 pm

The funked up guitar alu pickup covers could be cool.

I think it looks pretty good as-is. Black pickup covers/knobs would move it in a more metal direction.

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Post by AcrylicSuperman » Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:08 pm

Black anodized aluminum pickguard, aluminum jazzmaster pickup covers and some aluminum heavy knurled telecaster knobs would make it one lean, mean, monochrome machine.

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Re: What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

Post by dangayle » Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:09 am

I ordered a set of the FunkedUp Guitars aluminum covers, the ones without pole piece holes. I'll see how that looks.

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Re: What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

Post by dangayle » Wed Feb 28, 2024 2:00 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 3:26 pm
The funked up guitar alu pickup covers could be cool.

I think it looks pretty good as-is. Black pickup covers/knobs would move it in a more metal direction.
I prefer monochromatic, but I've been trying to avoid looking like 1980s super strats, so I don't have anything that are fully blacked out.

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Re: What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

Post by gerardguey » Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:05 pm

I was not aware of Funked up guitars, love the aluminum pickup covers. That should look nice. Have they made polished chrome versions before? Or do they only sell the brushed aluminum?

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Re: What direction to go with the pickguard/pickup covers?

Post by dangayle » Thu Feb 29, 2024 3:11 pm

gerardguey wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:05 pm
I was not aware of Funked up guitars, love the aluminum pickup covers. That should look nice. Have they made polished chrome versions before? Or do they only sell the brushed aluminum?
I don't know. I'll ask if they've ever tried

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