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where do I find pearloid Strat-type pickup covers?

 
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:09 pm    Post subject: where do I find pearloid Strat-type pickup covers? Reply with quote

I Googled this, many links but none had specific pearloid Strat-style pickup covers.

Harmonic Z and RIo Grande pickup manufacturers remove their line of pearloid cover pickups that I know off.
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marksound



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I've ever seen are sticker type pickup toppers.

I think pearloid would be hard to mold for a Strat cover, just because of the composition of the material.

You could try cutting out the shape from pickguard material, cut the tops off existing covers, and glue the new ones in. It might work well, but it would be tedious.
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksound wrote:
You could try cutting out the shape from pickguard material, cut the tops off existing covers, and glue the new ones in. It might work well, but it would be tedious.
Yeah, I thought about it and may do it this way just the tops.

... but Jeannie Pickguard used to do pearloid Strat pickup covers (tops) and I have a black pearloid pickup cover set. Unfortunately I tend to jar loose the middle pickup cover top. The top cover is wee larger than the pickup top so I may have to carefully use a razor blade trim off the excess.

Its tedious yet challenging.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I need a John Deere. "She thinks my tractors sexy!"
I have thought about using wrapping paper, even tolex or tweed. Lots of options for covering the tops.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ajeffcote wrote:
I think I need a John Deere. "She thinks my tractors sexy!"
I could not find an image of a hot Asian girl on a Kubota tractor so had to settle for farmer's daughter wearing undersized denim daisy dukes. Laughing

Warpping paper ... wouldn't that wear out quickly?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rio Grande does their pickups with pearloid bobbins. I have an account with them if that is an option for you.
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