Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by i love sharin foo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:03 pm

luau wrote: There is nothing on mine to scrape off. It took some filing and some washers on both the roller bracket and the circuit switch, but it went on. I'm having trouble making up my mind about it.
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I think it looks great!

I bought one of those GPR guards too. I have a spare Allparts body that I am building up. I just got all of my wiring finished up earlier today. It is going to be black  :-*

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by dinosaur » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:57 pm

luau wrote: There is nothing on mine to scrape off. It took some filing and some washers on both the roller bracket and the circuit switch, but it went on. I'm having trouble making up my mind about it.
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I absolutely love it! Really great combo.

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by luau » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:01 pm

Thanks for the input guys. It's growing on me and I think it sounds 'better'. I'll clean up the neck pocket a little more, add a washer between the shield and the 3 way switch and  be happy.

I'm looking forward to seeing the black one!
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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by FireAarro » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:41 am

Soiouz wrote:
luau wrote: GPR. Whether or not they came via Fender Japan, I do not know.
Ok!

Well, I think GPR's are made for AVRI or vintage models? Fender Japan only made gold guards for CIJ / MIJ JMs.
Is yours a Fender Japan guard or something else?
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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by Soiouz » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:45 am

Something else, it is made for AVRI/vintage...


As I wrote in my other posts, I don't know where it is from.

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by StevenO » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:57 pm

Luau, is that Ice Blue Metallic?

I love IBM.

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by luau » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:13 pm

It is IBM. Sadly, it looks like Fender has dropped it on JMs and replaced it with ... nothing.
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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by StevenO » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:44 pm

What? They dropped that colour? Crap! I love that colour. Damn, I was planning on buying a jag in that colour. Sigh...

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by luau » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:26 pm

It's still listed as an option for Jags.
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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by FireAarro » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:19 pm

luau wrote: It is IBM. Sadly, it looks like Fender has dropped it on JMs and replaced it with ... nothing.
That's unusual that they'd drop a colour on JMs but still offer it on Jags... oh well.

Did you have to drill many holes in the body to fit the pickguard, Soiouz?
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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by Soiouz » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:20 am

FireAarro wrote:
Did you have to drill many holes in the body to fit the pickguard, Soiouz?
I'd say about half of the screw holes were off, but not by much. I also had to enlarge the control cavity a bit just under the toggle switch. Now it fits pretty snugly.

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by mynameisjonas » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:34 am

hey that´s an andrew short guard, soiouz!
i had totally forgot, mine came with that coat of paint too. but i removed it and never thought about it again until now. weird...
i don´t know why he painted some of them, i know the originals had a clear coat but that was... well, clear.

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by Soiouz » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:38 am

Wow!!  Thanks a lot for that info!!     That is very good to know!

Well, so I got myself an even better deal than I thought I had!...

:D ;D 8)


After I removed the paint, I thought the graining and the color looked a whole lot like the pics of the Scotland guards I saw on the site...

Well it explains everything!

Maybe Andrew himself could tell us why some were painted!?

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by mynameisjonas » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:51 am

i remember him saying something about a few people thinking they were too bright and shiny, so the purpose was to tone it down a bit.

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Re: Gold guard nonsense.... again!!!

Post by Soiouz » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:54 am

It makes sense, then..   Although it toned down the brightness a whole lot!


Anyway, I'm really happy with how it looks now, and glad to have one of the good ones!


And thanks again for remembering and transmitting this info!!

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