Humbucker base plates

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Humbucker base plates

Postby Andrew McSpadden » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:17 pm

Why do humbucker base plates have legs? Not an April Fools joke. Seems like a waste of metal and stampling.
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Re: Humbucker base plates

Postby David King » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:50 am

The legs have a 3-48 threaded hole each into which the height adjusting screws thread into. Those screws connect the pickup to the pickup mounting ring or bezel which is then screwed onto the top of the guitar with 4 little #2 wood screws. There's a ballpoint pen style spring between the bottom of the bezel and the top of the leg's feet that keeps upwards pressure on the pickup to stabilize it. It's a jankety system the kinda works in a sorta way.
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Re: Humbucker base plates

Postby David Schwab » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:36 pm

I use baseplates without legs.
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