That Brass Alligator Control Plate ... Why?

Re: That Brass Alligator Control Plate ... Why?

Postby mgbills » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:47 pm

Also, I have a reasonably quick supply of custom Strat pickguards. Ordered in any color, with a plastic control cover.

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Re: That Brass Alligator Control Plate ... Why?

Postby tatittle » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:40 pm

I found this which may be able to work as an Alligator: ... =824&kw=lg

Its an ABM, they are usually solid brass. I have a 2 point trem ABM that is very high quality (they're German). You would still need a stop piece obviously, but this looks like an option albeit 2 studs need to be drilled. The studs are the same measurements as an USA Std. Fender Strat I if you wanna be real accurate use a Std. Strat and fill the cavity with epoxy LOL.

and this looks almost exact to v4 ... =824&kw=lg
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Re: That Brass Alligator Control Plate ... Why?

Postby Marlow » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:05 pm

No points for authenticity, but I just got this:


It's a circa 1980 Dimarzio trem bridge and brass block. It fits perfectly with the vintage flatmount holes, and I think it looks pretty cool. The only problem is that I now have a broken finger because of a fall on the ice, so it's going to be a while before I can set up this sucker. Or play it. :-x
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