Tele Bridge plate with no pickup cutout?

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  1. don

    don Tele-Meister

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    Yeah I want to do a tele mod for a neck only P90 but gotta figure out what to do with the bridge pickup route so I was thinking of covering it up by finding a bridge plate with no pickup cutout? Any ideas here?
     
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    Boreas Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Custom pickguard extension?
     
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    Peegoo Friend of Leo's

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    A custom bridge plate like that would probably be $$$.

    You could use a standard bridge. Make a little cover plate from pickguard material, drill three holes in it to match the pickup mounting, and attach it with small screws with nuts on the back.
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Or just get a dead bridge pickup, put in place, but don’t wire it up.
     
  5. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Glendale has you covered. If you don’t like the price, just put a playing card underneath the pickup hole to cover it up. Ace of Spades.

    https://glendaleguitars.com/plates/

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    What do Glendale not make at this point?
     
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    Or buy a standard bridge and put the ashtray cover on.
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
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  10. telemnemonics

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    I thought I'd seen those but wasn't sure who made it.
    I bought the Glendale Strate Plate and it's a very deluxe piece of metal, nice like jewelry.
    Not what I prefer in guitar parts but if you want a custom part it might as well be nice.

    Another option for the whole guitar is to get a body with no bridge pickup rout instead of a plate to cover the extra unused hole in your guitar. Then use a half bridge.
    The full Tele bridge looks a bit out of place with no pickup in it.
     
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    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    Wut u talkin' 'bout? :)

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
    Cover it up cover it up!!!!!!
    At least put a sticker on it!!!!!
     
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    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Who made and sold that plate?
    I'd buy one to cut an alt pickup mount in.
     
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    A Steal Your Face sticker would fit there perfectly...
     
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    Glendale makes one.
     
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    Telenator, but he closed up shop.
     
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    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Glendale or Hipshot. Hipshot will do it for the same price as the standard plate, but you have to call and special order it. That's what is on my avatar. Saved a few bucks by not getting their saddles, nothing wrong with them, I just prefer the Bensonite.
     
  18. don

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    Wow - so I'm not the only guy to consider this! I also thought about a tele size P90 in the bridge........
     
  19. Don Rich Rules

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    Just leave the bridge pickup in the guitar and disconnect the wiring at the pot and ground.
     
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    You should do a stealth guitar while you're at it!
    I did a stealth guitar a few years back and called it "NoSquire."

    The trick to getting a stealth guitar to sound great and play great is to cut a 1.50 degree angle to the neck pocket.

    This gets the strings super low over the sunken pickup, and the rake angle makes it so you have to raise the bridge saddles to get the strings just right over the neck. This creates the extra picking depth stealth guitars so desperately need while keeping the strings down low at the neck joint where the pickup sits. Kinda like Gibsonizing a Tele.

    We used to carry a blank bridge plate and hot dog plate, using a push/pull tone pot to switch from series to parallel. Worked the treat!

     
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