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