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Controlplate issue - solved.

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by PeterUK, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Edited. Issue with controlpates.

    Solution: scrap the expensive ones and use Fender ones. :)
     
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  2. Ess Eff

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    Yes I have come across this, too. I think it's metric vs imperial specs.

    I was able to re-shape the pickguard without any bad side effects. The screw holes had not been drilled at that stage.

    It does create a non-std arrangement which is harder to match guards n plates in future.
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  3. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Problem solved.
     
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    You say the boutique plate needs to be bigger. But I'm seeing that it is actually too big.

    The gap is there because the radius of the pickguard cut-out is smaller than the radius on the end of the plate.

    To get the control plate to fill that gap you would need a larger radius for the pickguard.
     
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    I wouldn't be inclined to pay a "premium" price for a part that doesn't fit when there are less expensive choices that do.
     
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    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Thanks. It's not a metric issue or them being too big.

    I'm going to scrap 'em and use a $6 part instead of the $30 part.
     
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    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Thanks. I've got a great UK supplier in Gavin at Axecaster and his £pound versions are a similar price. The boutique ones don't have the same true radius (radius should equal half the width the controlplate) leaving a crescent gap between the pickguard and the plate.

    Writing off $80 doesn't feel good but they aren't right.
     
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