#1
I can make a scratchplate out of plywood for my Pbass copy, right?
#2
sure why not

Although with plywood that thin make sure you dont split it when your screwing it down. some nicer wood would be better
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#5
*throws down random idea* Why not get that plexi glass? you can get it at hobby stores. and then you can put a pic of wood grain right behind it... and there yah go ^_^.

nah but honestly I think plexi would work better... but I don't see why wood wouldn't work.
#6
Wood works fine... Someone here made an Explorer-like guitar with a wooden pickguard, and ESP have made some in the past too. But I'd not go for plywood either, but hardwood, planed to the proper thickness.
#7
how thick of plywood? I'm assuming 1/4" but geez, thats still thick for a pickguard. Seriously, why not use plastic, or sheetmetal
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^Why do you think? Why aren't all guitars black with chrome hardware? We know that is functional, so why would anybody prefer any other look?

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^Why do you think? Why aren't all guitars black with chrome hardware? We know that is functional, so why would anybody prefer any other look?

You're looking for a couch, you say? Why not boy these two lamps? They work very well, I can guarantee it.

Your freaking me out man.....

Yah why don't we all act the same, look the same, and dream the same? sounds like a plan to me... as long as i'm the model ^_^
#10
plywood would not be a good material to use, the thinnest I've seen was 1/8th inch which is still pretty thick for a pickguard average pickguard is .090" the plywood is .125", plus its ugly. If you want a good wooden pickguard your going to have to get some hardwood thats .090"
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Your freaking me out man.....

Yah why don't we all act the same, look the same, and dream the same? sounds like a plan to me... as long as i'm the model ^_^

Ugh, patronizing on the internet just makes you look retarded. It's like what the dumb kindergarten students did when they got picked on, instead of throwing a punch.

Grow up.
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Ugh, patronizing on the internet just makes you look retarded. It's like what the dumb kindergarten students did when they got picked on, instead of throwing a punch.

Grow up.

O.o wow... guess you haven't seen me around much. o.O i like being sarcastic, and the tones of the sarcasm doesn't show though the INTERNET much.

Also I won't grow up... You can't make me! I don't want to get old, wrinkly, and have to yell at kids to get off my lawn ^_^
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#14
Well, i made one out of plexiglass perspex, And it snapped when i stood on the lead, So that's why i was thinking of making a new one, And i thought wood would look quite nice,
I was wondering, cos the original scratchplate isn't accuratly cut to the countours of the body, so do you think i should try and make one that is a better fit?

i may try some hardwood, i just thought plywood would be easier to work, stonger and easier to get hold of, Plus if i sand it down, it's hardwood veneers anyway so it should finish up the same, no?
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#15
The reason I wouldn't use plywood is that it's impossible to know whether some of the laminates are crummy. But if you find a piece that's got good tensile strength, and has a nice topt laminate, then just get it and sand it down from the other side.

About the better fit- that's entirely up to you.
#16
You could also veneer it. Plywood tends to look like ****.
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#17
OK, apologies for self-bumpage and old thread. I spend alot of time plotting about mods before I actually attempt anything.

I've ordered the wood, I was wondering - when you're cutting plastic, you drill the holes before you cut the shape to stop it cracking. However - I was thinking: cutting the outline with a coping saw,( maybe, or a dremmel...) will put more stress on the wood than drilling (probably) - should I cut the outline 1st this time?
#18
I did it, here is some photeas:




they're taken using a webcam and I'm holding the camera while taking them - hence dodjiness. I can try for a better one (if anyone actually cares ). but It's turned out OK, you can see the grain and it looks quite attractive. It's birch plywood I got from some model making shop, dyed with "rosewood colron wood dye" and finished with a few coats of french polish of the same brand. the two knobs are volume and tone, the two switches are isolation switches for each knob, and the extra screws go down into a little block I put in the cavity to give it a little more strength around the jack.

still to string it up for the moment of truth...
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#22

That looks like shite!

only kidding James...
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