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920D Custom preloaded control plates

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by oceanblue, Jan 12, 2019 at 2:36 PM.

  1. oceanblue

    oceanblue TDPRI Member

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  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    CTS pots and CRL and switchcraft switch and jack are what I use. If you aren't a decent solderer, it isn't a bad price. Pots run about 5 dollars per unit, a couple bucks for the jack, 8 dollars for the switch. Control plates and knobs vary depending on who made them and who is selling them. Time is money. Sometimes it's worth it to have somebody else do the work. These guys buy parts in bulk and pay less than you and I would too.

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=143087357945

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=230716241923

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=333005970296

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=153323661703

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=332256366334
     
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  3. Clinchriver

    Clinchriver Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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  4. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Friend of Leo's

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    I bought a loaded custom shop 69 strat guard a few years ago and it was very nice quality for a great price. Worked out cheaper than me buying all the parts individually and putting it together myself.
     
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  5. oceanblue

    oceanblue TDPRI Member

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    Good to know, leaves the PU’s and grounds to solder.
    Makes me curious, does there exist loaded control plates and PU’s, etc with plug in harnesses? Surprised no one has created these, easy plug/unplug components?
     
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  6. Basplr

    Basplr TDPRI Member

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    I have a 4-way reverse layout from them in a mim. The tone control is a big improvement over stock, and the quality is great. I'm a fan!
     
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  7. 1300 E Valencia

    1300 E Valencia Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2010
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    Why, yes, I believe such do exist...
    https://www.seymourduncan.com/accessory/liberator-500k
     
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  8. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Friend of Leo's

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    I think you can ask for that as an upgrade from 920d. Worth messaging them and asking. They also used to have a store on fleabay.
     
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  9. oceanblue

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  10. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

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    I have them in 4 guitars, good quality and built by actual players. They know their stuff and good quality components. You can't go wrong.
     
  11. oceanblue

    oceanblue TDPRI Member

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    Good to know Milspec, thanks!
    Choosing PU's I think, will be far more challenging. My initial thought was just Fender Vintage, but the more I listen to others, the more I change my mind ;)
     
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  12. RedHills

    RedHills Tele-Meister

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    Same as others...used 3 of them. Good quality
     
  13. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Tele-Afflicted

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    There is another eBay seller who specialized in solderless rigs.

    He used either Bourn or CTS and all top notch stuff... I'll research and edit post. Obsidian out of NZ is another that does high end solderless rigs too.

    Of course there is the killer all in one kit solderless Twang King rig sold on Amazon
     
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  14. oceanblue

    oceanblue TDPRI Member

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    Wow I was not aware of the solderless twang king kit on Amazon which is funny because I was looking at Twang king pick ups LOL
    Looking at their installation video any other pick ups to be installed down the road can use the same screw down mechanism to connect the wires I would think?
     
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  15. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Tele-Afflicted

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    It's a bit pricey sure but a killer kit. Up and running in minutes with no Fuss or mess. Twang Kings are great. You could swap out tele pups easily or flip the Twang King kit fast on eBay - doubt you would - great setup!

    If you want noiseless there is a solderless dimarzio kit on Amazon with those too.....
     
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  16. stuffinplays

    stuffinplays TDPRI Member

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    I've used them for 4 builds/mods, they're great. The control plate is always soldered so nice and neat, without the wires hanging all over the place all loosey goosey like... Great stuff!

    Their loaded pickguards are also fantastic.

    Their customer service is also phenomenal. They've gone as far as creating a custom schematic for me for a project.
     
  17. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2014
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    The offerings from 920D are top notch. I purchased a fully loaded Strat pickguard, which contained all top quality components, great soldering, carefully packaged and fully assembled for less then I could have purchased all the separate pieces.

    Would highly recommend them.
     
  18. Captain Bb

    Captain Bb Tele-Holic

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    I've used these guys. Their pre-wired plates are top quality.
     
  19. WireLine

    WireLine Tele-Afflicted

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    Have 3 guitars with their pre-made plates...also have an ObsidianWire no solder setup in an unusual Strat...they both are very VERY good outfits
     
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