Pick Guard Idea For Snakehead Tele Copy

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  1. mr_tornado_head

    mr_tornado_head Active Member

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    I was thinking through random ideas for a different pickguard for my Snakehead copy, and my wife suggested I use something from my pile of bicycle parts. As you can see, I've just laid these cogs in place and before I do something stupid (which I'm really, really good at), I figured I'd see what you folks think.

    Yea or Nay?
     
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    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    I can dig it, although it would be good to have some smaller ones to fill in the gaps.
     
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    I see. Yeah, I'd have to machine those down some, but I could do that. Thanks for the idea.
     

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    I like it--very different, very original. Too bad it's backwards:sneaky:!
     
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    I like it, but it kind of says "sorta steampunk" to me,
    and if you are going to go steampunk, I don't think you can go "sorta" with it. has to be full blown.
    I do think it would look at lot better if the gears were all mounted to another thin sheet of metal,
    even furnace duct or something, that you could relic or rust up somehow, so the gears don't sit
    right on the paint. Not too keen on the one on the upper placement either. my opinon

    suggest maybe something like this? REAL quick and dirty

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    mr_tornado_head Active Member

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    I see what you are saying. Yes, makes sense.

    Originally, I was going to go with a copper pickguard and get it to oxidize (I already started on the control cover). However, I think the copper conflicts with teal and sheet metal.

    More ideas to chew on. Thanks for the input.
     
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    rmfroyd Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Or you could do a pattern on the pickguard with a bunch of gears, depending on size it:

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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    how about you get a thin sheet of tin, or something that will rust, cut your shape.
    lay those gears on it, then spray lightly with a brine solution.
    let the guard rust over a few nights, lift off the gears, then clearcoat?

    with that colour, I do suggest what would be really nice is a copper pickguard with
    some serious oxidation, where you get that nice green happening, there's a name for it
    think it starts with "P", if you could figure out how to do it...

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    just ideas
     
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    More ideas... I like it!

    @tvvoodoo - yes, the copper oxidation/patina is exactly what ideas thinking!
     
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    If it were mine attaching too much bike stuff (of which I have 30+ yrs of accumulated shit) in such a small space just looks concentrated. I like the look of the simple Snakehead/Cabronita pickguard. It was like an afterthought.

    This would be time consuming but if I was to do something bike related I'd just but a real tiny cog (print?) all the way around the edge of the pickguard, that you'd only be able to see the shape of if you were standing 3-4 feet away. The same effect binding looks on a body, or Waylon's leather stitching.

    You could always get on of those faux carbon fiber PG's.

    That Snakehead looks cool. Is that one of the Cozarts?
     
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    Fair points.

    Yes, this is the Cozart. I like the color more than I thought I would. Plays alright, and I've a couple pickups to toss in there.
     
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