plastic humbucker to tele pickup adapter vs metal adapter

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Wrong-Note Rod, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 4, 2009
    I've got tele bridge thats for humbucker. Want to put a standard single coil tele in it. Bridge itself is wider than standard bridge - try to mount a standard bridge and the routes in the body show.

    I'm sure this is an issue faced by ten zillion tele owners.

    The answer is either get a pickup adapter or get a new body. I happen to like the body.

    In order to fit on the tele bridge plate, additional holes would have to be drilled into a pickup adapter - it would mount with two screws on the side, not the four corners.

    I've seen a lot of humbucker to tele adapters, most are made of plastic. I've seen one on Reverb thats made of aluminum.

    So my question - how much tele "snap" would I lose with a plastic adapter? How much would a plastic adapter change the tone? A lot? A teeny bit? None?
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