#1
What is the purpose of removing the back plate of a strat. I think I heard the John Frusciante did it and I was wondering how it affects tone?
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#2
it shouldnt at all, its just a piece of plastic that covers the tremolo system. the only real reason in doing it i guess is to make it easier to change strings
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#3
stevie used to do it too, im not really sure if it does anything for the tone, but i know if you have it plugged in you can make some really sweet sounds on the springs haha
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#4
It had no effect in the sound properties of it at all.
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#5
Why would it affect the tone? It's just a bit of plastic.

People just remove it so restringing is easier.
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#7
You get uber insane gains

its plastic. it effects tone as much as different shoes
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#8
In my opinion it actually does affect tone. Because it's open it doesn't dampen the sound. I play mine that way and I like it.

And it really doesn't make string changing less difficult. Unless you're Stevie Wonder.
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#10
john frusciante does it because hes a badass, no other reason
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#11
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You get uber insane gains

its plastic. it effects tone as much as different shoes


*affects


My tone is so much meatier when I'm wearing my blundstones though

I find rainboots sound rather muddy though, it's too bad they look cool on stage
#12
Well, I would advise against doing so if you like to play your guitar naked like I do.
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#13
my eric johnson strat came with the plate removed, (as eric uses it), but when i have put it back on there is a difference in sound, very slight though it is.
if you know what you're listening for you can hear the difference, but to the average listener it will make no difference at all.
personally i prefer it with the plate off but thats just me.
and as iplayguitar88 says, it does suffer from belt rash (eric johnson strats come with a chrome rear plate).
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My tone is so much meatier when I'm wearing my blundstones though

I find rainboots sound rather muddy though, it's too bad they look cool on stage



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