So my License Plate Reso is not selling. Don't get me wrong, it looks as cool as hell. I just don't think I like the way it sounds. So I am going to do something about it. I am going to modify it into something else that I can use. I have a really nice Reso built by Shane Wagstaff who is also on The Nation. It's a sweet sweet sounding box. So I will have a go a modding the License Plate Reso myself into a non Reso with a mag Pup.




Here is the plan. I am going to take out the resonator cone and sound well. I am going to replace the bridge with a simple floating bridge at the same point as the biscuit bridge is now. between the two '1's' on the number plate, I will mount a humbucker pickup by cutting through the number plate and attaching it to the neck stock below. a simple tone and volume put will be on the side of the box somewhere. Possibly with chicken head knobs. This should give me something that will sound OK with or without amplification and will look the dogs bollocks.

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Comment by Norm Fasey on November 3, 2010 at 11:56am

Knobs
Comment by Norm Fasey on November 3, 2010 at 11:03am

Secondhand humbuckers from Ebay £10
Comment by Norm Fasey on November 3, 2010 at 10:58am

Going to try this black bass bridge bolted to licence plate. Comments welcome.
Comment by Norm Fasey on November 2, 2010 at 8:15pm
Nice build Cajun. It sounds sweet too. I like how you have constructed the bridge.
Comment by PapaSimone on November 1, 2010 at 9:25pm
What is the box?
Comment by PapaSimone on November 1, 2010 at 9:25pm
Really a cool clean look
Comment by bairfoot cajun on November 1, 2010 at 9:16pm

long view shows the whole license plate resonator guitar.
Comment by bairfoot cajun on November 1, 2010 at 8:59pm
http://www.cigarboxnation.com/photo/ontario-build-5/prev?context=user tailpiece view,shows the bridge set up i used and the mag pup and the chicken head knobs locations.
Comment by bairfoot cajun on November 1, 2010 at 8:53pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=684wTdpiVa0&feature=player_embedded this tone comes from a 4 pole bass guitar magnetic pickup,maybe you could try one of those being your license plate reso has 4 strings. i built this reso over a year ago and it was my first completed license plate guitar. the pics of it show several details of the bridge and hardware and chicken head knobs and such things like that. just thought i would offer this suggestion.
Comment by Norm Fasey on November 1, 2010 at 7:13pm
Nice plate, Papa.

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