My first thought upon installing this control plate was that it didn't look so vintage with the slant.
Twenty minutes later when I was playing a passage that required me to move back and forth from bridge to neck PU for different phrases, I was doing so without even thinking about it - something that never happens to me on a regular tele where moving from bridge position to neck is certainly do-able but always feels a bit sticky.
By the next day, I thought how is that all telecasters are not designed this way?
I can't see a good reason. Whatever the reason is, it isn't a functional one.
The plate is solid. Good quality. Also took up a bit of real estate on my pickguard and so the pickguard will require a bit of a trim. (About 3 mms to keep the same screw holes)
I am very pleased.
Matthew |5/12/2020 3:17 PM
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My favorite control plate on the market
With the "strat angle" and the extra 3/8", this is my favorite Tele control plate on the market. In my opinion the Volume knob could move back a little further yet, but then maybe guys who ride the Volume knob would complain it's too far.
I had to sand the radius on both pickguards I tried it with. The end radius on this plate is just a tad generous and the pickguards need to be modified likewise to fit. That was my only complaint.