new looks on a tele control plate

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  1. Steel builder

    Steel builder TDPRI Member

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    how do you feel/think about these
    i use some on my own build

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  2. Steel builder

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    i made these out of 2 mm steel (lasercut)
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  3. smoothrecluse

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    A little too busy for me. I’d like a relatively plain one with the angled switch slot though. They look well made.
     
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    Well, it's a very clever idea...

    ...but I'm more of a traditionalist. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Boreas

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    They look cool! The angled switch slot is my preferred setup. One thing to keep in mind - if you sweat a lot, or drunks are throwing beer at you, allowing liquids into the guts is obviously problematic. Consider etching/engraving the designs, but not going clear through the plate?
     
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  6. Si G X

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    really like these... I'm not a switch guy though so that would have to go. :D (I think this thread shows that custom options are the best option)

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  7. t-ray

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    Very nice designs. I also like the angled switch.
     
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  8. Ess Eff

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    I buy blanks n make my own preferred setup.
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    Agreed. You would also potentially be able to see the guts. Which would kind of spoil the effect. Etching is the way to go.
     
  10. tery

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    Cool - there is a market for them .
     
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  11. Jake Nelson

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    This one would be perfect for a army green ‘Jeep’ build!
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  12. Si G X

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    That's the whole point of the effect for me... I'd use bright red or yellow wire, make it look hotrod.



    How much for one that looks like this @Steel builder ? I'm interested providing it's not crazy price.

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    I like them. Specially the heater and the gibsonswitch.
     
  14. brookdalebill

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    Nice!
    I just recently had a custom plate made.
    I wanted the volume and tone knobs out of my way.
    Here it is.
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    You may want to check the switch slot with an installed switch.. You'll find yours a little to wide... while it will have no impact on functionality, it will just set some of those who pay attention to such little details.


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    The vented plate is probably great if you're a real hot player:lol:
     
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    Some cool looks going on but I prefer the stripped down hot rod, not really into the decorative hot rodding thing.
    I've long felt that a Gibson switch was a better idea but went to Esquires before I got around to trying that, and I'm glad I no longer need any switch at all.
    Given the recent trend of pretty wiring, I suppose the grille slots might be cool with nice tidy wiring showing through.
    I like the cutout/ grille design on the relic/ painted plate best, and that would show the pots & wiring and maybe the spendy pio cap nicely.
     
  19. Old Deaf Roadie

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    Cool! Those would look cool with some color behind them, maybe a color gel? Does anyone still use gels?
     
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  20. Si G X

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    I'm wondering if I could get a small battery in there now .... get it lit up. :D
     
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