I really like that, that looks fantastic. I think that blue Ray4 should come with white, or reversible pick guard at least, so you could choose white or black.
White would be better then black in this set up, but the fancy parchment pearl you did, looks really good.
I have been waiting for my new pickguard so I can change it on my Ray 4 too. (I have that blue one as well, and just by seeing yours, I know it is the right thing to do, it looks alot better with just adding white.
I am adding this, but it is already 3 days past the guaranteed delivery on Ebay. Sure, I get a $5 credit, but I don’t buy a bunch on ebay anyway.
I do want another pickg uard for my white EBMM Stingray Slo Special, and I might go with a bright red pearl, or just solid red, or red mirror, of another custom order, there are some I I really like, but cost is kind fo silly. But I want to make the bass pop.
your white guard to the dark blue really makes it pop, and I think the Diamond plate will help it to pop too.
but for a white bass, I want eirher solid red to pop like fire, or a type of red like
or from a great movie
or even just shock value is fun too…
and I actually like this one, for either bass, but for $65, that is 1/5 the cost of the Ray4, and while it is not alot compared to the Ray is is still more then I. wanna dump into a pickguard
For now, or when it arrives, I am putting the Faux Diamond Plate (first one that I showed, that I have ordered and am waiting for) on my blue ray 4, and putting the black one on the SBMM SLO, cuz I can’t stand that tortoise one it came with. black on white is boring still, but IMO better then tortoise.
I put in an agiular pick up and no pre-amp, and the pick up alone sounds so much better then the stock one, I am fine with it like that.
I don’t really want or need the added band and having stacked control knobs, and the sound of the pick up with the stock pre-amp worked for me and made me happy with the huge sound quality improvement it gave me.
Are you following the LowEnd Lobster videos? He has done a bunch of Ray4 upgrades to Ray4’s with combo pick up, like EMG pick up and EMG pre-amp, to mixes like you are talking, bertolini with Nick East
Tone Monster is a good solid affordable pre-amp that some of the guys on Youtube that Lobster pals around with, like Bully the Kid and Johnny Lee something, and those other guys.
If you have not checked out LowEndLobster on YouTube, I would highly suggest watching his upgrades, and his complete reviews on each, and then a head to head shoot out on all the rays he modded.
If you have been watching his channel, then listen to me no more. LOL
oh yeah, but I would ask that you check out he video where he only puts in the Aguilar pick up
and then a later video he puts in a pre-amp so that the Aguilar has a pre-amp driving it. Listen to each video, I forget what he said, but my own years, I couldn’t hear how that pre-amp made the pick up sound any better then the stock pre-amp did.
Granted, you had the greater frequency control with the hi-miss one low
You might find the pick up sound you like and the stock pick up might be good enough, and you save $150 on average.
But if you do swap the pre-amp, you will be electronically superior to Ray24, cuz although they have an upgraded pick up from the Ray4 (not much) the pre-amp is identical, so any time you swap it ot, you will have more.
but, unless you swap it with another 2 band pre-amp (why???) your bass control plate will need more modification, and sometimes drilling a jack hole for instrument cable.
Also, the body is nicer on the Ray4, the Ray24 is a thin flat slab body
I just love the Toluca Lake Blue on the Ray24