Internal Acoustic Jack Plate?

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Internal Acoustic Jack Plate?

Postby Phillip Lee » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:17 pm

I seem to remember reading about some apparatus that is placed inside an acoustic guitar to support a sagging belly.This miracle device was also supposed to not affect the sound much. Perhaps it was used on Trigger? (Willie Nelsons Martin).
Anyway, all my internal braces look good, no glue breaks or anything, just wanted to pursue all things while restoring an old Hoyer with slight bellying.
Sound Post? Anyone know?
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Re: Internal Acoustic Jack Plate?

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:32 pm

I believe it is called a "bridge doctor" and some Breedlove guitars had them installed as original equipment. Stew MAc sells them.
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Re: Internal Acoustic Jack Plate?

Postby Phillip Lee » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:49 pm

Thanks Clay, that is the name that escaped me. If Breedlove used them they can't be all bad.
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Re: Internal Acoustic Jack Plate?

Postby Phillip Lee » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:38 pm

What about K&K piezo installation with a Bridge DR.? I didn't see anyone comment on this at Stewmac. Is it possible? Does it interfere and make installation problematic? In what order would you install on an acoustic undergoing restoration(neck off)?
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Re: Internal Acoustic Jack Plate?

Postby Jeffrey L. Suits » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:33 pm

Phillip Lee wrote:What about K&K piezo installation with a Bridge DR.? I didn't see anyone comment on this at Stewmac. Is it possible? Does it interfere and make installation problematic? In what order would you install on an acoustic undergoing restoration(neck off)?


I've done quite a few K&K installs on JLD-equipped guitars; center transducer installs in front of the bridgeplate.
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Re: Internal Acoustic Jack Plate?

Postby Phillip Lee » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:37 pm

Thanks Jeffrie, by "in front" I assume you mean there is room left after installation of the bridge Dr. Thats all I need, to know someone else has succesfully did it gives me the gumption to try.
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