OBEL install in a Strat body

OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby Deadhead85 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:46 am

So I'm looking to mod my guitar again shortly as I'm just not overly thrilled with my sound through my pedals and want to have the obel plus buffer to give me that extra coloring. I really would like to have to route as little as possible out of my guitar and am looking for a jack plate that will fit my Strat, in the same spot as the stock jack plate but have it have two holes so I can put the two stereo jacks in that I need to make the loop. Does anyone make such a plate and if so where can I find one?

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Re: OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby ccw3432 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:13 am

Here's a link to the website of one of the members here who sells what you're looking for:

http://www.9mileskid.com/guitarspartsse ... rings.html
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Re: OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby Deadhead85 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:33 am

Thanks for the fast reply, however just heard back from the guy and is no longer making those pieces. Any other places?
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Re: OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby foolofships » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:56 pm

I made mine out of a Strat pickguard. Just cut it right out of the middle and bevel the edges.
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Re: OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby ccw3432 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:13 pm

Some folks here have made them. If you have the tools it wouldn't be too difficult. If you don't get any more leads you could try a local machine shop and see if they can make you one.

I used one of these on a recent guitar, but I used it for side mount jacks:

http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-H5999-Jac ... jack+plate

They come in chrome or brass colored. I had to bend a little to the guitar shape, and it wouldn't be difficult to flatten it out. It may fit okay, I'm not sure. It looks like it would be close.
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Re: OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:12 am

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Re: OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby WildEye » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:07 pm

Brian at 9-Mile made this one for me, which also holds a switch. I see he's not making them anymore but I thought I'd share a pict of the design because it's shape compliments a strat pick-guard nicely. If you (or had someone) cut it out of brass.

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Re: OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby mkaufman » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:42 pm

Very nice! Can we see the rest of the guitar?

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Re: OBEL install in a Strat body

Postby WildEye » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:47 pm

Thanks MK, you have in fact seen it here around a year and a half ago (and even left a nice comment :hail: ). I don't remember much past last week myself :D

I just remember because I had to go to this post to get the image url. I've been very happy with it and haven't changed anything on it since.

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