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Glenn Wilde

 

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Post  Posted 13 Jun 2021 11:27 am    
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I ended up getting a mid '50s G70 husk and was wondering if anybody had a control plate/ pickup assembly avaiIable? I have a complete G70 so i guess i could whittle something up if need be.
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Bill Hatcher

 

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Atlanta Ga. USA
Post  Posted 13 Jun 2021 2:55 pm    
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can you post a pic of your guitar. close up of the pickup control plate you need will be good.
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Glenn Wilde

 

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California, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jun 2021 5:45 pm    
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Bill Hatcher wrote:
can you post a pic of your guitar. close up of the pickup control plate you need will be good.
here's the G70 control plate.
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Bill Hatcher

 

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Atlanta Ga. USA
Post  Posted 14 Jun 2021 6:00 am    
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i see what you have now.

if you cant find one, then you will be able to make one.

going the chrome plated steel route will be a LOT of work and expense.

why not consider a two piece aluminum set up. a piece of say 1 1/4 or 1 1/2" angle with the holes drilled to accept the ball ends and then strings to exit to the bridge and then another flat piece butted against that one for the pickup/controls/bridge. i dont know if you can bend that thin a piece of aluminum in one piece to make the 90 degree bend at the edge of the guitar. you can try. best of luck in your restoration/repair.
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Glenn Wilde

 

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California, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jun 2021 7:10 am    
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Bill Hatcher wrote:
i see what you have now.

if you cant find one, then you will be able to make one.

going the chrome plated steel route will be a LOT of work and expense.

why not consider a two piece aluminum set up. a piece of say 1 1/4 or 1 1/2" angle with the holes drilled to accept the ball ends and then strings to exit to the bridge and then another flat piece butted against that one for the pickup/controls/bridge. i dont know if you can bend that thin a piece of aluminum in one piece to make the 90 degree bend at the edge of the guitar. you can try. best of luck in your restoration/repair.

Yeah, i figured I'd have to fabricate something. This thing was basically free so its a blank slate as far as I'm concerned, i already have a gorgeous stock mots G70 so I'll probably do something different with this one, i dont have a P90 steel, or a Charley Christian....
Could be fun, just need a piece of steel or even stainless with a bend in it, then i can trace the one i have for whatever pickup i want and start carving, i have a drill press, band saw and a Dremel, i should be able to do this.
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jun 2021 8:07 am    
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If you have a 4" vise, you could try making the bend yourself.
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Glenn Wilde

 

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California, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jun 2021 10:47 am    
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Bill Sinclair wrote:
If you have a 4" vise, you could try making the bend yourself.

I may do that. I'm gonna keep my eyes open for some scrap i can re-purpose, an old bbq or tool box or something.
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