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scratch plates - a handy tip


Mickthemiller

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Here is a tip for anyone who has a scratch plate that is becoming unstuck, particularly the ones with pointy bits like the hummingbird or dove. Lift the scratch plate as far as it will come up. Usually this is less than one inch. Take a piece of double sided tape, about one inch square will do. Press the sticky side to the underside of the scratch plate (do not remove the backing of the tape). Then firmly press the scratchplate, with the tape under it, down onto the guitar top. Hold for a minute or so, then lift up the scratch plate and peel off the whole of the tape - all of it. Then again press the scratch plate firmly to the top. The double sided tape leaves just enough of it of its stickiness to hold the scratch plate down. I know it works cos I've just done it with my hummingbird. msp_thumbup.gif

Just had another thought. I suppose any adhesive tape would do the trick as it's a matter of getting a bit of the stickiness off the tape on to the underside of the scratchplate

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I agree with the above that it is a better to remove the pickguard completely, clean, reapply the tape to the back and stick the thing back on. Generally if the scratchplate is lifting one one place it will just find another spot to detach from.

 

And if it wasn’t installed “square” at the factory, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you got it right.

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