Chandler Pickguards/Pickguard Heaven/Adventures in Minimalism

   Heavy Metal Guitar   

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Chandler Pickguards/Pickguard Heaven/Adventures in Minimalism

  1. #1

    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Laramie, Wyoming
    ME: Jackson AT Pro
    Rig: Rivera K Tre

    iTrader: 15 (100%)

    Chandler Pickguards/Pickguard Heaven/Adventures in Minimalism

    So the recently acquired Spectrum originally came stock with a pickguard, the pickguard shape is extremely proprietary, so impossible to find. A lot of people told me to leave it off, but I personally like how they look, especially if I could get one in black (the stock ones were all white). Luckily the guys over at Chandler/Pickguard Heaven can do pretty much anything and they knocked this out for me. Those dudes are top tier professionals. They said a 15 day wait was expected, but they had this to me 3 days after ordering, can't recommend them enough. Turned out awesome, really balances out the shape.

    Keeping the EMGs in there, though I ripped out the old wiring and re-did it as quick connect. The neck and middle are going to be dummies. Honestly I've always dug minimalism in pick up setups, and when you've got a single coil in the bridge you don't even need anything else for cleans, so it's really the best. Keeps your playing on its toes, less excuses for sucking. It's honestly awesome. You don't even get a hot bridge humbucker, so there's no hiding anything.

    Also, obligatory neon Dimarzio, I might get dummy single covers in obnoxious blue and red for the two non bridge singles. Would look cool.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: IL
    ME: JS2000/Warmoth
    MA: Seagull S6
    MB: Ibanez SRC6
    Rig: Mesa ROV25+V:25+Mesa Cab

    iTrader: 0

    Yeah, we get everything custom through Chandler Pickguards. They do excellent work.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    That looks killer with the black guard. Well done!

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Montreal / QC. / CAN.
    ME: ESP Maverick
    Rig: 6505~(some pedals)~Orange

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Yup! Lookin' great! Better than white fo' sure.
    President - Reverse Headstock Lover's Club ©

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Earth
    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
    MA: Takamine 12
    MB: Spector Euro 5
    Rig: SLO|Road King|‹berschall

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: CS USA Soloist 7
    MA: Ovation Elite Standard
    Rig: Mesa Triple Rec

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    Very cool look. I always liked the three singles version of that guitar, and the black guard really adds something on that finish.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
    ME: Jackson Soloist
    Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Very nice!

Similar Threads

  1. Where to get custom Ibanez pickguards?
    By Mattayus in forum Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 06-11-2015, 05:19 AM
  2. Ibanez pickguards.
    By Toe-Knee in forum Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-01-2014, 08:05 PM
  3. SAINT VITUS: New Video Interview With DAVE CHANDLER Available
    By Metal-Bot in forum Metal News Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-25-2011, 03:59 AM
  4. Custom Pickguards?
    By Cameron in forum Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2010, 07:47 PM

Tags for this Thread

Fractal Audio Systems  Shred Training  Angel Vivaldi
Bowes Guitarworks  Decibel Guitars  NumbSkull Audio Production

VigLink badge