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anyone have a musicman stingray control plate template??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by hecTr0n, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. hecTr0n


    Jan 6, 2011
    Hi all, was wondering if anyone here could lead me in the direction of getting a template for a music man stingrays control plate. i really dont want to remove mine to get an accurate template. thanks !
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Strange, I wonder why this thread was moved from Luthiers Corner to Setup and Repair. Seems to me a control cavity template would be used more for building an instrument instead of repairing one. Either way its not a big deal.

    Do you need a template for a bass with the metal control plate, or for one with the controls mounted to the pick guard?

    If its a pick guard mounted, I would just do a bath tub rout. If its for a metal control plate, I would trace the plate and mark the screw holes on a piece of paper, and draw a cavity inside the cover as large as you can make it while staying inside your tracing. Then glue the paper to a piece of MDF with spray adhesive and cut it out on on a band saw, or better yet, a scroll saw.