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Broken Burst Jackplate

mbowen

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Hi guys playing this the other day and the jack gave out in the middle.Did not crack all the way around but close.I always repaired this with a touch of glue and then when dry put a metal jackplate behind the plastic one.Makes it a little thick but works and takes all the strain off the plastic jackplate.I could also just put on a repro and keep the original in the case pocket.What do you guys do for this problem which all guitar players run into?It is on my 59 Refin.Thanks guys here are some shots of the plate then next the guitar.M.B.
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58burst

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I do what you do, but fabricate a metal plate out of sheet shim brass, thinner so practically invisible when on. Most people would probably consider it sacrilege, but I also glue the brass plate to the back of the original, reinforces the hell out of it, and looks stock when on.
 

Sheik YerBouti

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I use a metal plate only. Not the most vintage look, but It needs to be gig ready at all times.
 

boogieongtr

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I use a metal one on my 60 Burst (original jack plate and bridge are in in my gun safe)
 

JustD

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Use a metal jackplate, not as vintage as this one, but it will make it stay there.
 

John Smolakis

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Not a bad idea that I have never heard of before! Does anyone who uses a metal jackplate have issues with it conforming to the body? For example, on one of my guitars that has a metal jackplate, I cannot tighten it all the way down because then it makes it very difficult for the plug to be inserted into the jack.

Also, I'd have to say that I'd throw a repro on it, if it was mine. They're cheap enough and many these days look fantastic.
 

JustD

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Not a bad idea that I have never heard of before! Does anyone who uses a metal jackplate have issues with it conforming to the body? For example, on one of my guitars that has a metal jackplate, I cannot tighten it all the way down because then it makes it very difficult for the plug to be inserted into the jack.

Also, I'd have to say that I'd throw a repro on it, if it was mine. They're cheap enough and many these days look fantastic.
I used to have a Les Paul Custom which had some problems with the jackplate, changed it to metal jackplate which I ordered from eBay or something, and it was great, zero problems.
 

J.D.

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Use thin stainless steel shim stock, cut it to the exact outline and glue it to the back of the original. It works great and virtually invisible. :jim
 

MapleFlame

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Have someone make you a jackplate with pickguard material so you have the thickness and has the looks at the same time. With these plates being worth a lot, no way do I keep them on a guitar.
 

Callaway

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That's is the first thing I switch out, put the nice plastic plate in the case and install the metal version problem solved. I've had too many of those plastic pieces of shit snap in the past always seemingly on a job. Mine always seemed to break around the inner part of the jack not the edges. Function over fashion if it's good enough for Gibby to install on the Pearly's, Bloomfield, Felders, and Joe B models it should be standard for the rest their all of $13.00.
 

J.D.

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Why go repro? What good (or value) is a broken jackplate in the case? Shim it :jim
 

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DANELECTRO

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The original plate may continue to crack even with the shim. I would put it in the case to protect it and install a repro on the guitar. If somebody happens to be looking at your guitar they aren't even going to notice the repro part, however with the shimmed plate its very obvious that something is not right.
 

JBLPplayer

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Those are both great solutions and a heck of alot cheaper than a collection Late fifties BR-9 lap steels !! :dude: Not that I or any of us would do that sort of thing.. LOL
Joe B
 

Luke Gibson

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Put the original in the case, buy a good repo or metal jack plate. I bought a Gibson chrome plate at GC last week for $8, it was curved and fit my Historic perfectly. Good Luck Mike!!
 

Tom Wittrock

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Perhaps someone could make a metal one that looks just like this. :ganz

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