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Are there any BassChatters who make Custom Scratchplates?


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If there's no luck with a BC member, it might be worth a look at Tiny Tone in Manchester (a part of Jack's Repair Services).  The site is here:

 

https://tinytone.co.uk/custom-scratchplates/

 

They did some work for me - a replacement celluloid tort scratchplate - for a Wilcock (and some other bits and pieces) and the quality was excellent.  Prices are reasonable too. 

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2 hours ago, three said:

If there's no luck with a BC member, it might be worth a look at Tiny Tone in Manchester (a part of Jack's Repair Services).  The site is here:

 

https://tinytone.co.uk/custom-scratchplates/

 

They did some work for me - a replacement celluloid tort scratchplate - for a Wilcock (and some other bits and pieces) and the quality was excellent.  Prices are reasonable too. 

I had one made by TinyTone not so long ago, they did a nice job but it was a bit pricey.

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Just now, mr4stringz said:

eBay seller earliplanz will make them for anything and is decent and reasonable based on my limited experience.

 

I was just about to type the same

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/earlpilanz

 

He's done a couple for me.  Send off the original and he posts it back with the new one.  Not dear, either.

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2 minutes ago, mr4stringz said:

eBay seller earliplanz will make them for anything and is decent and reasonable based on my limited experience.

 

1 minute ago, Paul S said:

 

I was just about to type the same

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/earlpilanz

 

He's done a couple for me.  Send off the original and he posts it back with the new one.  Not dear, either.

That's the one. 🙂👍

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7 minutes ago, thebrig said:

I had one made by TinyTone not so long ago, they did a nice job but it was a bit pricey.

I think mine worked out at a reasonable price as I had two control covers and the scratchplate made from the same sheet

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Yes, Brian who is 'earlpilanz' made me a 72 Telecaster Bass one from my original and it was spot on. The only extra cost (if you have a cherished /rare one ) is the recorded delivery you pay sending the original template  to him however.

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15 hours ago, Thunderbird said:

Pickguards really are expensive nowadays 

I agree, however, there’s a short ‘production’ video on the Tinytone site (I found it yesterday whilst looking for the link, see below) and it sort of explains the costs involved in creating a hand-made, custom plate. Quite a lot of steps and a fair bit of kit involved.  It opened my eyes a bit - the plates I had made were relatively small but non-standard.

 

https://tinytone.co.uk/custom-scratchplates/

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A bit late to the thread, but I just got my new pickguard from Brian about an hour ago. Really helpful over eBay messages and just what I wanted to hide the neck pickup hole after moving the pickup on my Combustion to NG2 pickup configuration. I'd recommend his services.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/earlpilanz

 

I did email Tinytone about what I wanted and they never got back to me.

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13 hours ago, Sparky Mark said:

But do any of the above have a good tortoiseshell laminate? Other than the hugely expensive Spitfire they're mostly awful pepperoni looking pale immitations of the original 60s stuff.

Without wanting to derail the thread, Tinytone have a wide selection of materials including three (I think) versions of celluloid nitrate tort - essentially different base hues from red through to brown.  It's at the better end of the contemporary celluloid IMO and has a depth and richness that many lack - probably not quite as detailed and rich as some '60s tort but not bad.  I had a couple of control plates made - you can see one here - the depth of the plate implied that the surface was a little proud.  Tinytone suggested a bevel as this would reveal the upper white ply and this provides a nice border - not that it's really visible here.

 

 

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