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Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by PeterUK, Apr 20, 2021.
Edited. Issue with controlpates.
Solution: scrap the expensive ones and use Fender ones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These right here -
Tele Control Plate for 3/8" pots - screws not included - Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies, LLC
$6 bucks and done .
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.