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5 hole J bass control plate?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jondog, Nov 29, 2003.


  1. jondog

    jondog

    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    Does anybody know where I can get one? Do they exist?
     
  2. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I think I can help. Check your PMs. ;)
     
  3. bassist5819

    bassist5819

    Sep 8, 2010
    Dallas
    I know this thread is as dead as it gets, but does anyone know where to find a 5 hole control plate?
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    wow, that's pretty dead.

    why 5 holes? surely there's a less cramped and unwieldy way of doing it?
     
  5. Maybe send an email to ESP and ask them, they make the Amaze bass that has five knobs on a Fender Jazz-style control plate (Vol, Bal, 3-band eq). They started off as a parts company in the 80's, so they might still be able to sell parts to people. I don't imagine it would be a particularly cheap option though, as they aren't technically a parts retailer anymore. Maybe just have a look at parts companies that sell in your country, there are a fair few around.
     
  6. Electricblue

    Electricblue

    Feb 1, 2011
    Norfolk
    You could utilize your drill skills, or make a blank one and drill it yourself.
     
  7. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Get a 3 hole and drill between those holes?
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  8. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    I'm with this guy. Get some small knobs for it, and it might just work out.
     
  9. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Very old thread... hoping to get away with drilling holes between on the three hole plate.
     
  10. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Good to know where to get them!
     
  11. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    jeez, rather than all that crammed in there and hanging over the edges, just add a side jack and use a normal 4-hole plate.
     
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  12. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    I, for one, like everything on top so I don't have to "hunt" for anything. Granted, the bass I currently gig does have a side jack, and although I like almost everything else about the bass, I do not like hunting for the jack.
     
  13. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    that's just it; with so many controls all jammed close together like that, i would be "hunting" for the right one in the middle of the song!

    hunting for the jack on the side shouldn't be a big deal, it's not like you're doing so during the songs or (for us one-bass players) even between songs.
     
  14. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    I have had others on stage pop my cord out, and other incidents where, yes, I have had to hunt for the cord and jack, sometimes in the middle of a song. YMMV.
     
  15. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    That's why the cable always goes through the strap, preferably with a right-angle end on it.
     
  16. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    You know, I've been playing electric guitar since April of 1975 and bass guitar since June of 1976. I know that. Events can still eventuate. YMMV.
     
  17. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    i hate when they do that :p