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Just gained possession of 1948 L7 archtop; it came with a DeArman Guitar Mike pickup.

I am trying to restore both to original condition. The Guitar Mike has a damaged (crack)

in the plastic plug/pin cover, I am in the search for a replacement. Any help, ideas and

suggestion would be appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance

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Just gained possession of 1948 L7 archtop; it came with a DeArman Guitar Mike pickup.

I am trying to restore both to original condition. The Guitar Mike has a damaged (crack)

in the plastic plug/pin cover, I am in the search for a replacement. Any help, ideas and

suggestion would be appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance

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Radio Shack has always been my go-to shop for such things.

 

https://www.radioshack.com/products/radioshack-1-4-mono-phone-plug-2-pack?variant=5717476101

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Personally I would put a new Switchcraft #280 on it and be done (function over form).

 

But.... if you want to maintain the "vintage" appearance with a phenolic/Bakelite barrel, the period-correct replacement/upgrade is what is known as a "military" plug.

 

A 1/4" military plug, or military "phone" plug, will have a brown Bakelite barrel over a half-round conical brass sleeve. The brass sleeve keeps the fragile Bakelite from breaking. The ones I prefer affix the barrel with a set-screw through the side, as opposed to the standard twist-on barrels. This type of plug would be period-correct and bullet proof.

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This is the "style" that would be "period correct", but..... as I said, I prefer the ones with the set-screw barrel instead of the twist-on barrel.

 

I'll keep an eye out for the set-screw type.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MILITARY-PL-125-1-4-Mono-Plug-jack-WWII-/281881146411?hash=item41a16cf42b:g:lwEAAOSwhcJWMUVj

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