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3-hole MM control plate

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BbbyBld, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. BbbyBld

    BbbyBld

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    I want to modify my Stingray by swapping out my 3-band for a 2-band EQ. My output jack is on the side of the body. I'm looking for a preamp control plate with holes drilled for the pots only. Is something like available anywhere? Anyone seen blanks for sale that I could just custom drill like I want? Otherwise, I'll have to just live with the extra hole, and maybe stuff a coil tap switch in there or something.
  2. Jepus

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    Buy a John East preamp, he says when the mid knob is flat it has the exact same response as the classic Stingray 2 band preamp.
  3. bassgod0dmw

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    When I converted mine I left the side hole in the body open and ran the jack to the 4th hole on the plate. That's how the 2 band Rays are anyways.
  4. BbbyBld

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    Not a bad suggestion. I wish it were more available in the US. That's a little out of my budget.

    I would rather have the jack installed in the plate. I'm thinking about adding the jack to the plate and running it in parallel with the body jack as an option.
  5. nivagues

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    When I converted my 3EQ to a 2EQ, I used the same 4 hole plate...vol, treble, bass and jack which is standard for the 2EQ arrangement anyway.

    I used the body jack to run straight to the pickup (for a passive alternative to the active). Sounds good and is a stand-by just in case the battery gives up at the wrong time. When the jack is removed from the plate the 2EQ the battery is turned off and you're not wasting power. I also wired the body jack to disconnect the 2EQ from the pickup (when the lead is inserted) to avoid any interaction between the two modes.

    Of course, the tone settings for the new passive alternative can only be done at the power amp.

    I did a wiring circuit for the conversion if you want it.

    If you don't want passive, the idea of running both jacks in parallel is a good idea.

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