Plate Mate

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Quick fix for a worn bridge plate! Guards against the eventual wear of ball-end strings on the bridge plate holes beneath the soundboard.

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Plate Mate 2-1/8" string spread

2-1/8" string spread

Item # 3633
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Plate Mate 2-3/16" string spread

2-3/16" string spread

Item # 3637
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Quick fix for a worn bridge plate! Guards against the eventual wear of ball-end strings on the bridge plate holes beneath the soundboard.

The Plate Mate helps prevent costly bridge plate replacement. This simple .032" brass plate is held in place by the strings and the supplied adhesive backing. Players have also noted enhanced tone and improved tuning stability after installation.

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Plate Mate

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Emergency Quickfix on a Bridgeplate

By guitarwoodrat from Cumberland Gap, Tn
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 17, 2014

Had 1 pin hole in bridge plate that had tore out. This platemate saved me and my customer lots of time (for me) and money (for customer). I explained this would work until which time they wanted to have the bridge plate changed out. Very, very little sound difference if any, so they might play on and forget the plate change for some time. A great life saver when you have to have it today.

Easy to install

By Kevin Breeze from Tura Beach NSW Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 01, 2013

Very easy to install. Just follow the instructions. I didn't notice a great difference in the tone, maybe a small improvement and definitely not detrimental but the tuning stability did improve. I don't know why acoustics don't come with these already fitted. Better than chewing out the bridge plate and costing lots of dollars down the track.


By Smith from Modesto,Ca.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 30, 2013

Really easy to put in, but not sure if it improve the tone quality all the much, could be my old ears. But a great way to get extra miles between bridge change. Thanks Guys, Michael

Plate Mate

By Groovy from Singapore
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 04, 2013

Love it! Dead simple to fix on... just got to stick the plate via the soundhole to get to the underneath of the bridge with the high & low E bridge pin inserted as a guide. Now the D28's volume & spectrum is slightly boosted and enhanced. Order the plate in accordance to your string spacing and there you go...

Plate Mate Review

By Alejandro Romero from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Cheap, easy and fast fix for a worn bridge plate, tunning stability is great, sound is not improved to my ears, sounds much more 'metallic/brassy" with less bass, more trebly, with a lot of overtones on open notes. Good temporary fix to my D-35.

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By Alejandro Romero from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Good cheap fix for a chewed up bridge plate, It do the job, stability is great. Sound is not improved in my case, less bass response, and it adds a lot of "brassy/metallic" high end to my ear. Same issue using a piezo pickup. Tested on a Martin D-35.

Pricey but good kit. 

By Graeme from Dubai UAE
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I bought a plate mate for my Martin 000CXE that sufffered with bridge ache. The little piece of brass plate is costly but it made a great difference to string anchoring and even improved sustain. Best of all,I soldered a ground wire to it to connect the strings to the power jack and got rid of that &#$ buzz.

another benefit

By soundcare jli from Odense Denmark
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I use plate mate as a grounding device
to reduce noise, in a acoustic guitar
pu system, when you touch the strings.
just connect plate mate to ground on
the switchjack endpin.

Cheap repair

By Kirk W. from Punxsutawney, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 09, 2012

Good for the cheap repair on the cheap guitar.

Really useful product.

By JHW from Lexington, KY
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I added a plate mate to an old Silvertone 621 guitar I am restoring and converting to left hand. Not only does it improve the sound and tone of the guitar, but it really adds stability to the string end and helps in tuning as well. Of course it will also protect the wood from being gradually chewed away by the string ferrule. It was easier to install than I thought. Highly recommended for any acoustic.

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