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Post by thebisch » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:04 pm

Hi, new here. Played Kramers back in the '80s and have had a few here and there since.

I have a 3000D project underway with a broken pickguard. My question is does anybody know if a normal 3000 pickguard is the same size and shape as the 3000D?

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Post by sixstring » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:30 am

They would be very close. You'd have to see them side by side.
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Post by thebisch » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:50 pm

Well thats the tricky part! I don't have one to compare side by side, and I don't want to buy one if its not going to be the same.
sixstring wrote:They would be very close. You'd have to see them side by side.
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Post by sixstring » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:16 pm

I have a 3000D body that I built up
Used a standard Fender shape PG. Holes were different but it covered everything up.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by sixstring » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:28 pm

Tried to take pics of where the biggest differences are.

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Post by Full Crib » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:35 pm

other than the screw holes, i would think the biggest diff would be the hole for the jack and maybe pup alignment.....would be interesting to document....can we get more pics bro? hell yueah bro...pics!!!!!!!!

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Post by sixstring » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:32 pm

Not sure what you want to see....but I did put in a barrel jack instead of mounting the jack on the PG.

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Post by leftykramerguy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:30 pm

The two 3000D Kramers I owned had the input jack in the pickguard.

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Post by thebisch » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:53 am

I have had a Strat guard on the body at one time. I really don't like the fit or the look. The contours of the guard in relation to the body just don't look right to me. As far as the jack on the guard, thats nothing that a reamer can't take care of if need be. I don't have to deal with it though since I drilled and installed a football style jack on the edge of the body.

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Post by thebisch » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:54 am

What did you do with the original guard?
sixstring wrote:Not sure what you want to see....but I did put in a barrel jack instead of mounting the jack on the PG.

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