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Old 12-04-2012, 12:25 AM   #21
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Quick! someone make a back plate out of mahogany! knowing guitarists they would sell out in a heartbeat


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Old 12-04-2012, 01:16 AM   #22
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all back covers and truss rod covers off on every guitar i own. they are perfectly indexed for each guitar in a Ziploc bag.

i just like it that way.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #23
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Easyness for string changes is why I do it. The way my trem is set up it's kinda hard for me to reach the block holes to put strings through/take them out if I have the back plate on, so I just keep it off.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #24
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i have a couple of guitars where the holes in the trem cover don't line up with the string slots on the sustain block when i have the trem set up the way i want it, so I just leave the cover off, to avoid having to unscrew it every time i change strings.

i always keep the plate and the screws neatly tucked away in the case.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:57 AM   #25
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:10 AM   #26
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:27 AM   #27
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Guys, just look at all the used Strats on ebay/CL with the back plate missing. Ask the seller WTF happend to it and they always say they lost it. I have been told "Strat players leave it off because it improves the tone." And of course they lost it so if you buy the guitar you have to go scouring ebay looking for parts.

Personally I would never leave the back plate off a guitar, I'm paranoid one spring might pop out and I'd get injured. Just the other day in fact I was making some adjustments on one guitar and one really did pop out! Back plate saved my life!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #28
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I took the hidden back plate off of my Tele after reading this thread.

It's ruined now. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #29
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The manual that comes with new Strats says the leaving off the trem cavity cover improves your playing ability by 8%. I tried it. Its true.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #30
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Well, I do notice some difference in tone when I take the cover off. And it's much more practical.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #31
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Don't take it off!!!

You'll let all the tone out!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #32
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I can't play naked with the back plate off anymore since I got my wiener caught in the springs
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #33
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If they take them off to perform a task on the instrument and replace them when finished (or at least before they sell said instrument, especially to me...) I have no problem with it.

If they take them off and leave them off, it's because they are lazy, useless, illiterate, mechanically inept, syphilis infested twats!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #34
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I can't play naked with the back plate off anymore since I got my wiener caught in the springs

Redneck Prince Albert.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #35
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I can't play naked with the back plate off anymore since I got my wiener caught in the springs


Your belly hair might get caught in the springs! Ouch!
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #36
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Your belly hair might get caught in the springs! Ouch!


Depends on how long the strap is....
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #37
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I don't leave mine off just because I'm paranoid that a spring will pop out and hit me in the c*ck.


Amen, if the back is off my RR and I'm sitting, the springs are right next to my boys so if I'm playing like that I put a pillow behind the guitar.

On my RR I just use 2/6 screws for ease of access and the rest have easy access back plates. I think a worn out Strat without out a back plate looks cool but I'd never keep mine off permanently.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:42 PM   #38
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And a completely different kind of Wangcaster!
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #39
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I think it may have started way back during the early days when the b-bender and hipshot tremolo devices were coming on the scene. I remember one old guitar I seen and it had a lever bolted to the sustain block so the player could use manipulate the tremolo without using the bar.
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