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Back of your guitar?

Posted in: Forum Home >> Musician's Chat >> Back of your guitar?

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Displaying 18 posts
Mar 29, 2011 8:36 PM ET #1 (permalink)

Does anyone keep their cover on the back on to cover up their springs, or do you leave them off. I personally leave mine off.

Mar 29, 2011 8:48 PM ET #2 (permalink)

Leave mine off too.

Mar 30, 2011 7:47 AM ET #3 (permalink)

I would probably screw up my guitar. On.

Mar 30, 2011 4:15 PM ET #4 (permalink)

Why leave it off.

Mar 30, 2011 7:40 PM ET #5 (permalink)

the back of my guitar doesn't have the holes in it to get a screw driver in there and fix the trem. So i just leave the back peice off.

Mar 31, 2011 12:32 AM ET #6 (permalink)

I keep it off because it looks better, in my opinion and im lazy and didnt want to screw in 6 screws, fuck it.

Heres links to my guitar.



I appear to have caught a ghost in this one. ^^

Mar 31, 2011 3:25 AM ET #7 (permalink)

But if you take the plate off your Jackson, how will you cover it in stickers?

Here's mine :P


Mar 31, 2011 8:45 AM ET #8 (permalink)

You're a lefty!

Mar 31, 2011 10:51 AM ET #9 (permalink)

Awesome - like the MU stickers on there :-P I was thinking of stickering up my accoustic, but it just looks so pristine now.

Mar 31, 2011 4:41 PM ET #10 (permalink)

Yeah perfect use for them! There's actually another one up the neck haha. I know what you mean about pristine though - this is my older guitar, my newer Schecter is the only one I really play now.

Yes a lefty... a curse I wouldn't wish on anyone!

Mar 31, 2011 6:44 PM ET #11 (permalink)

The back plate is left off all of my tremelo equipped guitars.. as well as the truss rod cover plate on all of them.!
Living in Iowa there is such a variation of temps and humidity that I have to do lots of adjusting throughout the year... Yeah that sucks ass.!!

Mar 31, 2011 11:06 PM ET #12 (permalink)

@Cynic is that a DKMG? haha, cause we have the same guitars. Id rather have your trem though.

Mar 31, 2011 11:34 PM ET #13 (permalink)

Ha nah it's a DK II though they're pratically the same thing. Nah the trem on it's not that great - I never had it properly configured (got it when I was a bit younger) so it would go straight out of tune and lost the nuts off the neck. That said there was a period when I was listening to a lot of Jason Becker and started using it fluently as an expressive tool rather than a wanking mechanism, they can be pretty cool.

Mar 31, 2011 11:55 PM ET #14 (permalink)

Well either way everyone whos fucking awesome has owned a Jackson. Randy Rhodes, Chris Holmes, The Mustaine, the list goes on and on...

Apr 1, 2011 6:21 PM ET #15 (permalink)

Made a clear plastic cover for the other cover.


Apr 5, 2011 5:44 PM ET #16 (permalink)

You're a lefty too, Cynic?! It does suck being a lefty at times. Especially when you walk into a guitar shop and the left handed section is either all the way in the back or up on the wall out of reach. The sad reality of a lefty... Did you purchase your guitar as a stocked lefty or did you construct it from various scrap parts?

On topic, I leave the back plate in it's stocked position. Mainly because the tremolo system on my Ibanez is horrific! The slightest breeze on my bridge gets the strings out of tune at least a quarter or half step down (semi-exaggeration :P).

Apr 5, 2011 7:40 PM ET #17 (permalink)

That one was pre-built, so is my Schecter which is actually a neck-thru. Schecter is a great company for lefty's because they have versions of nearly all of their models - not just cheap ones like other brands.

Apr 21, 2011 6:43 PM ET #18 (permalink)
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If being lefty is a curse, then Tony Iommi must be some sorta demon. The man brought us heavy metal as we know it with a not only a left handed guitar but missing fingers. That man can play.
I'm likin' the British Steel sticker Cynic.

The thought I have about stickers is I'll put them on cheaper guitars I don't mind throwing around. I'd never put stickers on a brand new Les Paul, but a Fender Squier Strat or an Epiphone Les Paul will be getting plastered with stickers.

Schecter makes a great guitar weather it's lefty or not.

But anyway to answer the topic of this thread, I leave guards on if they came with the guitar when I got it. But if they're missing already like if I buy a used guitar from someone then it honestly doesn't really matter. I don't feel like it really it affects anything.

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