Originally Posted by raga80
The question is: Does that reversed control plate make a difference while playing? Is that mod just a stupid thiung to do?
Well stupid is as stupid does :D
Nah just kidding.
I reversed the control plate on mine simply because I like to be able to use it in my playing kind of like you would use a volume pedal; set volume to zero, pick a note/chord, turn up the volume, thereby creating a "fadein"-effect. Doing this with the control plate as it is on a normal tele is extremely akward because the volume knob is just too far away from your picking hand. Ah I not only reversed the plate I also reversed the position of the tone and volume knob respectively off course.
However If you don't do this in your playing OR you're allready using a volume pedal I see no reason at all why you should reverse it.
And to me $10 seems rather expensive if the technician is allready changing the pups. If it was the only mod fair enough, but there really isn't that much to it.
1) Unscrew the plate.
2) Desolder some joints.
3) Extend some wires perhaps (in my case ONE).
4) Resolder the joints.
5) Screew the plate back on (reversed).
But if the technician is allready changing the pups then he has to do 1, 2,4 and 5 anyway so in my opinion I don't see how he would even charge extra for that.
Also if you just bought a NEW guitar I would wait a few months to mod it because you will void the warranty by doing so. It could have flaws that you didn't yet notice. For instance the neck could be flawed and start bending or something.
Just my NON EXPERT 2 cents ;)
PS: Just curious. How much is he charging to change the pups? When I modded my tele I paid a luthier here $45 to route it for a humbucker, cut the pickguard for a humbucker, install a humbucker in the heck position, change the pots and wire it all, change the tuners, calibrate and generally fine tune it.