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.
Installed this on an old, 1964 Gibson 3/4 acoustic....kind of like a student sized along with the over sized bridge pins. Had to Dremel a scoop in each edge to clear the little nuts the guitar had to hold bridge. Otherwise, it was an easy install and the owner says it sounds better than it ever has now.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good for the cheap repair on the cheap guitar.
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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