#1
A friend of mine is buying an OLP MM2 bass. He's also going to take off the pickguard, but wouldn't this just leave a big hole in the front of the body. He said the shopkeeper told him that it's possible and that It's just there for show. Is this true ??
#2
It might be true, it might not. I've never seen underneath it, but I know that many guitars/basses can have the pickguard removed without exposing routing and wiring.
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#3
Oh really? didn't know that. I always thought the point of a pickguard was to hide the wiring.
the guy from the shop is pretty thrustworthy so if he says it's possible it probably is.

thanks
#4
depends how it's routed.. there's something called rear routing and something called front/underpickguard routing

basically front routing is like a strat.. which is basically a bigass pocket for the controls and pickups, while rear routing is more like a les paul.. with only the pickups routed in the front, and the contral cavity in the back

iunno about mm basses though.
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#5
i got an oldfield stingray copy and i can take the pick-guard off i think its similar 2 a les paul instead of a strat

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#7
Indeed they are not there just to hide the wires, but as the name suggests a "pickguard" can protect the body against very violent picking! (Not that I do that on bass... using my fingers...)