Mojo is out and so am I. Anyone can spare a few for some $$$?
Their footprint is off from the flatwork I use. And I cant use that flatwork because I use .187" magnets. Thanks though.
Why not use the zinc plated ones?
Thats probably what I will do, but my customers like "period correct" type stuff...
Not sure what years, but the Zinc plated Baseplates were also used by fender.
The sound would have to be close being they both use the same steel baseplate.
Just a thin plating of Zinc or Copper over the steel is the only difference.
I'm in the middle of prototyping Tele bridge pickups, and I'm pretty sure I'm seeing a difference between copper and nickel plated low carbon steel baseplates.
I haven't done enough to absolutely confirm it isn't just baseplate-to-baseplate differences, but at this point I think it is more likely it is the plating. Negligible differences in AC electrical measures, but a measurable difference in the frequency response. Not huge, and probably not significant to any reasonable ear, but it is different by a hundred Hz or so.
Please don't hit me in the head with a whiffle bat......
btw, achase4u, my plates are very non-standard so they wouldn't work for you.
Last edited by ScottA; 01-04-2012 at 09:37 PM.
Zinc plating is what the first Broadcaster pickups used, they quickly changed to copper plating because its easier to solder to. I buy Mojo's raw steel ones and plate them with zinc myself, its super easy to do, but when you solder its a good idea to use a bur/Foredom to clean off where you're soldering to. Tom said 3 weeks before the out of stock supplies come in, though they may express mail some of the more needed stuff, best to go ahead and place and pay for the plates to get in line for when they come in.
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