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Any machinists here?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I've got to make a neck plate for one of my Steinberger's; can't find any anywhere, not even Ed Roman. I also need to have another trem arm made for it, which uses a knurled nut type thingy on it:


    Do machine shops actually do this kind of thing? Is this somthing I could get made cheaply, or am I looking at big bucks? Any advise would be mucho appreciato.
  2. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I know a metal guy. Drawing of what you need plate-wise would help.

    Yeah, custom metal pieces are something you usually do yourself, by maintaining a relationship with someone who has a metal shop, and buying him a few beers ...
  3. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    ....the beer is DEFINITELY a good idea....however, do NOT let him see this, as it would certainly ruin any chances:


    (Sorry, just hadda do it! :hyper: )