Humbucker baseplate source ???

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  1. illinimax

    illinimax Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for the short-legged type of humbucker baseplate that Duncan uses on the Alnico Pro II and Pearly Gates models. Any "leads" on where I might procure some of these would be helpful. Thanks!
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  2. Jack Briggs

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    Don't really know about the short ear plates, but AllParts has the vintage ones.
     
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    Please share a source if you find one. You can modify the vintage style by either bending the tab and drilling a new mounting hole or by cutting the leg in half and tacking it back together 1/4" higher using a little solder. Both work well. You may want to but a few spare baseplates from Allparts or StewMac to experiment with first.
     
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    That's exactly what I've done up until now, to varying degrees of success :BOUNCE

    Still looking ... I'm going to call Seymour Duncan and see if I can buy some from them.
     
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    Which method did you try and have limited success with? Care to share any lessons learned?
     
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    How hard is it to change the baseplate? What effect do different baseplates have on the pups' tone?
     
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