Electromatics

DIY English mounts

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Somebody messaged me about making some English mounts, EMs, for FilterTrons. I directed him to Ripley and explained about his EM plastic mounts. He didn't get an immediate reply from him, so I managed to knock him out a pair. I make aluminum ones like what's found on the Baldwin Gretsches.

Here's some photos.

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Been meaning to post about this.

Between my email getting hacked, and a busy summer of sound gigs, playing, and my day job I lost a bunch of emails.

I'm also out of stock on my EM kits for a bit. I'll have them available again soon.

Those look good man. I've thought about going to aluminum, but I would have to change up the whole process. Right now I take sheets of the plastic to a buddy who laser cuts and pilots the holes for me. He can't do metal on that machine though.

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Hey Rip, good to see you post!

I've been doing these by hand. I get the thin strip of aluminum from the hardware store along with the proper tap and die setup for the screws.

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I made some like this about 7 years ago for my 5120 as pictured.

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You can do this with a thick dense strip of hardwood as well as aluminum. Woods like rosewood, Ebony and African Blackwood can be drilled into and take a threaded screw very securely without splitting if you are careful and don't have aluminum bar stock.


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