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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Fender 3-bolt neck plate Reply with quote

i've seen a lot of auctions on eBay for Fender F logo 3-bolt neck plates, and most of them listed only the neck plate and the 3 screws. i don't really know how 3-bolt neck plates work, but i've seen a lot of auctions for these tilt-disks, and after seeing so many auctions for just the plate and screws i've been wondering, are the tilt-discs absolutely necessary? because auctions with neck plate and tilt discs are over 40 dollars, versus 9.something for just the plate and screws. thank u Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you actually looking to use the neck tilt or just going for the look?
If you're going to use the tilt, the plates are necessary, as they're what holds the tilt. The discs allow the adjusting screw something to push against, rather than just dig into the wood. The bigger screw closest the bridge is only partially threaded to allow for the adjustment.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im actually just going for the looks. i dont think i would ever really use the tilt discs to be quite honest. does that mean i dont need to install them too
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you would. If you take a look at the picture, the disc in the neck is what the screw closest the bridge attaches to. You could try and use the 3 bolt system without the neck tilt equipment, but it'd be less stable than the 4-bolt system.
You could simply put the plate on and not have a plate under the two bolts closest the bridge.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's not like i'm gonna wail the guitar around like Ira Kaplan. i mean stability isn't a trivial factor to me? but you're right i could just not use a plate for the bottom two screws. but that would kinda jostle on the look. idk. thanks tho Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Two of the screws screw into the wood of the neck. The third is a bolt which fits into the threaded disc in the neck. There's a hole in the plate through which you can access the grubscrew which actually provides the shimming effect and is pressure locked by tightening up the bolt.

If you are just planning to use the bolt hole for a wood screw into a standard 4-hole neck there wouldn't be any need for the discs on the body or the neck though you might need a shim. But why would you want to use a three-hole plate instead of a 4-hole plate? With the three-hole micro-tilt the bolt fixes into a disc that is held on by two screws into the neck.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just really think the 3-bolt neck plate looks groovy as hell. and i guess i didn't wanna spend too much on something im not gonna use. i might change my mind and use the tilt disks, i havent even bought the guitar i wanna mod yet Laughing so i just wanted to bring myself up to speed with what was their servitude idk. so yeah thanks Very Happy
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