Humbucker Baseplate

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Build or repair pickups with these authentic '50s parts!
Our stamped nickel-silver baseplate for building a vintage-style humbucking pickup.

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Humbucker Baseplate

Item # 5940
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Build or repair pickups with these authentic '50s parts!
Our stamped nickel-silver baseplate for building a vintage-style humbucking pickup.

Baseplate is stamped out of 0.030" thick nickel-silver. Pickup mounting screw holes are tapped for traditional 3-48 thread pickup height screws.

Polepiece spacing: 1-15/16" (49.20mm)

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Assembly instructions for the humbucker pickup kit.

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Humbucker Baseplate

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Very dependable

By JoseSRV from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 24, 2013

I¦m using them since many years. Never failed. Goes wonderful with every part of the HB parts. Thanks!

No Threaded Screw Holes, just like they should be

By Winder-One from St. Paul Mn.
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So far, on all of the pickups I have worked on and built the "threaded part" is the "Metal Bar" that sits "next to" the bar magnet's thin edge. This metal bar "sits on" the baseplate, and the screws go through the holes in the baseplate. I do not doubt that there are threaded baseplates, I just have not seen one as of yet. I have been at this for close to 20 years. I have used these baseplates with no problems. Me personally, I prefer the really long legs of this baseplate. I do not wind up Crushing the heck out of the springs. GW - Thanks

So close. Just fix the little details, please.

By James Finnerty from ROCKville, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 17, 2011

This is obviously supposed to be a vintage style baseplate so why are the poll piece screw holes not threaded?! I sincerely hope you address this issue as it's a deal-breaker and I'll be sourcing custom stamped plates in the future.

Baseplate 101

By Philfixit from minnesota
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I used the Baseplate to repair a very old DiMarzio SDPH that, through 28+ years of neglect, had the mounting ears broken off. The Stew Mac Baseplate was not a perfect replacement, but I was fully able to employ it after Dremelizing it very slightly. The plate is made of very high quality materials and is quite rigid and strong. My only complaint is that the holes for the pickup height adjusting screws are punched and threaded, rather than having had a small brass nut soldered into place. This is nit-picking, as the current system does work. Another thing: I looked for a long time before finding ANY baseplate, and Stewart MacDonald has them. I saved a great 'vintage' pickup from the scrap pile, and am using it in my PRS.

Base Plate

By T. C. Tyler from Portland, OR
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Would be nice to have a humbucker base plate with screw holes on both sides, so it could be made like a TV Jones pickup. Other than that it works great.

Almost prefect

By SwingingBull from Rheingold, Germany
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 02, 2010

Great for restoration, but the holes from the polepieces should have a winding for the screws and the measurements from polepiecehole to polepiecehole is not perfect. It should be a little bit closer to the original vintage part. All in all it is a very good part. If you can develop this remarks, it will be perfect. thank you.

Great item 

By Sergio Lupi Handwound Vintage Style from Verona Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 05, 2010

Perfect fitting on an archtop guitar, too high for a solid body.

Size issues

By Omar Jadan from Columbus, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 02, 2010

I built a custom pickup and used this baseplate, it was too wide to install on my ibanez, it just didnt fit. It was quite a disappointment after all the hard work.

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