Pickguard on or off?

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Gahr, Mar 7, 2018.

What do you prefer?

  1. Pickguard on

    70.3%
  2. Pickguard off

    24.3%
  3. Ratz A$$

    5.4%
  1. Prometheus

    Prometheus Senior Member

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    The color of plastic is standard cream isn't it?
     
  2. musicmaniac

    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    On for me.
     
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    Slater529 Premium Member

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  4. X–Ray

    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure

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    Guess what my answer is....

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    scozz Senior Member

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    Dick Banks Senior Member

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    Looks better OFF.
    Plays better ON.
    So when I go to the club to see YOU play, I expect to see your pickguard OFF.
    But when I play, it's ON.
    Double standard.
    :rofl:
     
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  7. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    On, but get a different one.
     
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  8. Gahr

    Gahr Member

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    Like one without the inscription?
     
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  9. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Yeah, that's what I did with mine and just kept the original in the case.
     
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  10. Gahr

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    Wel, I guess so, but the ones I have seen so far do not match it 100 %. Now the PG color matches the pickup rings, pokerchip and binding exactly. I have a couple of spare cream pickguards, but they are a tad too light. I’ll keep looking, but buying one off the internet isn’t easy, because you never know if the color will match if you can’t actually try it on. I suppose age is a factor here (although it’s not older than from 2011), but I don’t really know.
     
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  11. Gahr

    Gahr Member

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    That’s really what I want to do as well, but I haven’t found an exact color match yet.
     
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  12. LeftyF2003

    LeftyF2003 Senior Member

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    I - ummm - yea. How about this. Top wrap for a month with the guard off and see how it sounds. Now put it back on and reverse the top wrap. Now take it off again and top wrap again. Do that enough times and the pick guard screw holes should be stripped out. Problem solved!
     
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  13. bossaddict

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    You could always change out the rings (maybe to the Historic height) and the pickguard with stuff from the same company (e.g., Creamtone, etc.).
     
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  14. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    On in even weeks, off in odd weeks :D
    Looks great with or without. What do you feel is more comfortable when you play?
     
  15. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I always let the guitars decide.....:laugh2:

    Okay now,seriously.... I tend to like the guards on GTs. Not so much with Winos. I like the guard on my R8....so,Yaaaa,on or off. Just depends I guess.
     
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  16. northernbreed

    northernbreed Senior Member

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    On.
     
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  17. Cygnus X-1

    Cygnus X-1 Senior Member

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    I have 2 M2M R8's that specifically said "no pickguards" on. They're in the cases though.
     
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  18. X–Ray

    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure

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    I take mine off for functionality

    It allows me to securely anchor my little finger against the bottom of the bridge pup ring

    Took the pick guard off of my 335 as well

    Can go either way regarding looks

    YMMV
     
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  19. Macronaut

    Macronaut Silver Supporter

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    Perhaps gold screws....
     
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  20. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Yes. Need someplace for my pinky - it likes sitting on it.
     
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