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What's the verdict on base plates for the bridge pickup???

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by E5RSY, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm really considering this because a) it's cheap (as am I), and b) it's easy. How much of an improvement in sound is it???

    Scott
     
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    tacomamc Tele-Afflicted

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    It made a world of difference (for the better) on my telecaster with tex mex pu in the bridge. I imagine it'd be great to beef up a Strat too.
     
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    limbe Tele-Afflicted

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    I bought a Seymour Duncan Twang Banger.It has a copper-coated steel bottom plate and "makes a Strat sound like a Tele".I think it´s a good-sounding pickup but it takes a lot more than a steel bottom to make a pickup that sounds like a Tele bridge pickup.
     
  4. Monster Mike Welch

    Monster Mike Welch Tele-Meister

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    What it does for me is balance out the bridge pickup with the neck and middle a little better. It still sounds like a Strat, but bumps the bass and mids of that pickup up just a hair.
     
  5. rusticoaf

    rusticoaf Tele-Meister

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    so my dumb question is... what would it do on the other pups?
     
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    superhand Tele-Afflicted

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    So my dumb answer is: It will probably make them sound totally awesome!
     
  7. bo

    bo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I have the plate on a Fralin Vintage Hot bridge pickup. It adds the spank that a typical Tele bridge pickup has that the typical Strat bridge pickup doesn't. I like it a lot.
     
  8. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I like this offer of explanation.

    I find it is even more necessary since I unhook the middle pickup from any restrictions from a tone control (2d control goes to bridge pup alone) and I really do like the way the whole package balances, yeah. :)
     
  9. Mutato

    Mutato Tele-Meister

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    I added one to my Strat which has the Seymour Duncan SSL-2's. Did not hear any difference. Even recorded before and after clips and could not pick out which was which when I randomized the files.
     
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