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Fat Neck Plates...Callaham vs. Glendale vs. Armadillo Guitar

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Heavy Formvar, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Heavy Formvar

    Heavy Formvar TDPRI Member

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    Looking for a fat neck plate to replace the Philadelphia Luthier Tools one that I put on my tele some time ago (chrome plated steel...sadly bent over time). I see a lot of folks recommending Callaham/Glendale/Armadillo stuff when it comes to tele hardware...and all three offer thicker neck plates made from either stainless or cold rolled steel...which one is the least likely to bend?

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  2. Robert Alger

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    I've had the Glendale cold rolled steel for a year or so with no issue. Thick
     
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  3. JRapp

    JRapp Tele-Holic

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    How does a neck plate get bent? Just curious...
     
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    benderb9 Tele-Afflicted

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    I wuz wondering the same thing! I've used the neck as a vibrato bar plenty with Tele's and Gibson's without breaking anything.
     
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    _MementoMori_ Tele-Afflicted

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    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Why is it worth it to spend more over the cost of a Fender neck plate?
     
  7. JRapp

    JRapp Tele-Holic

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    Ya know, I've tried something like this on a Strat; stacking two neck plates in place of the one. A little more sustain, a bit more high-end. But nothing that made me want to keep it that way.
     
  8. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    You can bend the neck plate if you over tighten a neck screw. If you have an extra thick plate, you'll dent the wood instead or strip the threads.

    CRS is CRS. If you want the strongest, get the thickest. If it was my project, I would use Callaham or Glendale. I would expect plating and general workmanship of the highest quality. I don't know Armadillo.
     
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