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Jazz control plate

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by silky smoove, May 3, 2005.


  1. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I'm not entirely sure if this should go in pickups, setup, luthier's corner.... but I'll try here first and see what happens.

    I'm looking for a "blank" Jazz bass control plate. Basically I want the outer shape, and if possible the screw holes, top hole for the volume knob, and bottom hole for the input jack. However, a truly blank one would suffice as well and I could simply drill it as needed.

    Does anyone know if such a thing exists?
     
  2. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Nevermind, got it sorted out (in record time too)
     
  3. spc

    spc

    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    What did you wind up with?
     
  4. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    The company I work for has a metal fabrication shop, and the shop foreman told me that he could make one that's identical to the standard Jazz control plate with the different hole sizes and locations that I'm after. I posted the thread before I even thought about asking him. I'll post pics when I get it finished.
     
  5. spc

    spc

    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    Shweet!
     
  6. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Fabrication RULES!!!!
     
  7. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Heh, I was reading your initial post and the first thought that came to mind was: "Man, he could fab that real easy."

    Think of the options! All you would need are simple tools. Any material you want! Diamond plate!
     
  8. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Bump, 'cause I could use a blank J control plate as well. No luck with the usual sources...anybody got an idea where I could get one?
     
  9. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    stewmac have them
     
  10. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Got a link? Doesn't show up on their website...
     
  11. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    go to stewmac.com
    search for 'jazz bass control plate'
    hey presto
     
  12. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk

    Right.....well, what comes up is indeed a jazz bas control plate, but that's not what I need. I need a blank control plate (like I originally said)...do you know if Stew-Mac makes one?
     
  13. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    ok, sorry, didn't read properly first time
     
  14. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Heh, just get a '62 reissue one and wire it up for "Ric-o-sound".
     
  15. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    It's cool, I figured that was probably the culprit. ;)


    What I need is to be able to space out the holes a bit wider to line up with a preamp I've got, though it's not looking good at the moment... :meh: