i was thinking about getting a sheet of diamond plate steel and cutting a pickguard out of it for my bass and i was wondering will this effect my tone in a bad way at all? and how much would it cost and where would i buy the steel?
It would add weight, I know that. It shouldn't affect tone. As for where to buy it, any place that fabricates metal. Like an auto shop.
~~One Off Custom Strat~~
- 3 piece alder body
- Maple on rosewood 21 fret neck
- '82 Fender pickups

~~'92 Toyota Supra~~

- 1JZ-GTE (TT, front mount intercooler, 15~psi)
- Tuned on 93 octane
- HKS 3" exhaust
The weight difference is irecognizeable. No difference to the tone

I got my friend to get my some from the auto shop he was working it.
so itwouldnt effect the pickups or anything like that? and how much would a sheet big enough for a pick guard go for?