Plate Mate

Plate Mate

Plate Mate 2-1/8" string spread

2-1/8" string spread

Item # 3633
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$24.18

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Plate Mate 2-3/16" string spread

2-3/16" string spread

Item # 3637
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Plate Mate

About This Item

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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5.0

Solved the problem

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I've had a chewed up low E string bridge plate hole for a while. I was putting off the proper repair but then came along this. Excellent results and was was a snap to install. Very happy with the results. Installed on a 1996 Gibson Blues King Electro

5.0

Love the plate mate

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Verified Buyer


I have a EJ 200 and its my workhorse,It has a big body and the sound was too bassy for my likes. I first changed my hut and saddle with bone and it did add some improvement but still wasn't satisfied.I went with brass pins and that also helped, then I heard about the plate mate and installed, was a very easy installation and now my Ej came alive and couldn't ask for any better sound. It stays in tune like it never has before. Thank you Mitchel and Stew Mac

5.0

Very Practical Device

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Verified Buyer


This is the second plate mate that I've purchased for my acoustic guitars. The latest plate mate I bought from Stewmac is for my Taylor 810E Deluxe. I can tell you from my own experience that the plate mates installed on my Martin D41 & Taylor 810 not only protect the underside of the bridge but also transfer energy from the strings to the body further enhancing the tone. The plate mate is a very practical ingenious device that every acoustic guitarist should utilize in their instruments. I'm sold on the plate mate & will purchase them in the future for any acoustic guitars I purchase in the future...

5.0

Really useful product!

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Verified Buyer


I bought one of each spacing for badly chewed bridgeplates on an old J45 and D25.....really easy to fit and particularly like the "keyhole" feature,ball ends beautifully neat.
I didn't notice any change in sound and I'm happier that way...but fit of the bridge pins improved and the end windings all vanished into the pin slots leaving a lovely clean strings well before they cross the saddle.
These would certainly be my first choice solution in future.

5.0

Every acoustic should have this

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Verified Buyer


I installed this into a customer's guitar and it evened out the string to string balance besides adding some sustain. I have them on my own personal acoustics(2005 Hummingbird & 1963 J-50). This one thing helps to strengthen the bridge plate and save a costly repair down the line and adds a nice tonal aspect to any acoustic.

5.0

Fixed Muting

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Verified Buyer


The Plate Mate fixed the muting problem that I was having due to the ball-ends of the strings eating up into the bottom of the saddle. It was no problem to attach the Plate Mate and now all of my strings ring out like bells! Thanx!!

5.0

Will extend the life of my bridge

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Verified Buyer


It fit perfectly n works fine

5.0

Used with good results.  Other string spacings are available

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Verified Buyer


I was doing some interim fix-up on an old Gibsion LG-0 and had to return the one I ordered from Stewmac and order elsewhere for a 2 1/16 spacing required. Did a nice job and to my ear improved the sound.

5.0

I use a lot of these

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I have had a number of old parlor guitars w/ chewed up plates. I have started putting in the Plate Mate, even when I replace the plate to keep it from getting chewed up. Tonally, I don't hear much difference, maybe a little more treble, but it really does fix the problem and prevent it from re-occurring. I have contemplated making them myself, but I decided as a thank you to Mitchell for coming up with such a great easy to use solution I'll just continue to buy them, he deserves it for being so darn clever.

5.0

3 platemates, 3 guitars, 3 different results ALL GOOD

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I got my plate mates that I ordered the other day. Shipped in the time they said it would take and the order was correct. I had 2 guitars with a 2 and 3/16th spacing (Yamaha FD 20 and a Zager ZAD80 CE) and an Ibanez SG220E with a 2 and 1/8th spacing. I did the Yamaha 1st 'cuz I had a hard time believing it wasn't the "standard" 2 1/8th and I wanted to be sure I measured correctly. Silly me, of course I did. It was a little harder to install than I thought it might be because the "self adhesive" sure could stand to adhere a lot better. I had to hold the plates in place while I strung up the 2 E strings then it was held in place just fine. This was true for all 3 guitars. Once installed I noticed a fair to goodly amount of added brightness to the Yamaha and a great deal of added brightness to the Zager and a minor to fair amount of added brightness to the Ibanez. To be fair in comparison, I also changed the strings on the Yamaha and kept what I had on the other 2 as they were fairly new strings. Now that the strings are tight the adhesive might get set better after a few weeks or months 'til I change strings and it'll stay in place. If that is the only problem then I can live with that. But the main reason I bought these were to protect the underside of the bridge in the guitar and I can see where these will do an excellent job of keeping the wood from getting chewed up with age. I don't change my strings a lot 'cuz old strings stay in tune better even if the brightness is diminished but I still worried about the wood getting chewed up and worn. Glad I got 'em and I'd advise anyone with an acoustic who wants to keep it in tip top shape and add a bit of brightness to get one for each of your guitars.
As far as StewMac goes, this is my 1st order with them. My credit card was billed correctly, the items arrived on time and in perfect condition and the order was 100% correct so I cannot in any way shape or form complain about anything!!

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