Accessory Idea (Truss Rod Cover)

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  1. Gary M

    Gary M New Member

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    So there I was, admiring my Custom 22 and remarking that, while nearly perfect in every possible way, there was something missing: A screech owl.

    Then it occurred to me that a rosewood truss rod cover with an inlaid screech owl (on a branch, of course) would sell like hotcakes if it were to appear in the Accessory Store.

    There are some available on eBay, etc. (some crappy some notsobad) but I've yet to come across one with the trademarked owl.

    Whadaya say, Paul? Are you listening?

    You're welcome. I'll take two... :)

    Cheers!

    Gary
     
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  2. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    I wish PRS would offer things like this. And wood backplates.
     
  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    The problem with wood backplates is 1) some things have to remain sacred to PS, and 2) PRS makes them thicker than the plastic ones.
     
    #3 11top, Dec 7, 2018 at 3:48 AM
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  4. Gary M

    Gary M New Member

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    Hmmmmm.... I hadn't considered that. I was actually eyeballing some quilt maple backplates on eBay (quilt 10 top on my '22) and had an idea that I'd have them dyed & finished to match the top (like, as you mention, some PS models).

    It'd cause all kinds of problems, though, if the wood plates are thicker than the plastic.

    Bummer (but glad you saved me the $100++ lesson - thanks).

    Gary
     
  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I should clarify. There are some aftermarket figured woods backplates made to the thickness of the PRS plastic ones. But when PRS makes them for PS, they are thicker.
     
  6. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    there is a guy on facebook that has made me several sets of back plates. His work looks like it came from the private stock team! Check him out. His facebook page is bobs custom plates.

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  7. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    That’s nice, Matt!
     
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    Bob's custom plates.......I will be forging a relationship with this guy soon. Ugh
     
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  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike Soon to be on a McCarty hunt..

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    The backplate thing never did much for me personally. <shrug>
    I do have several cool TRC's one of elvis, one of my dad's badge. But only one PRS right now. Must remedy.
     
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    I've just sent message to BCP. Going to start with McCarty.
     
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  11. Gary M

    Gary M New Member

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    Wow: He does nice work! Thanks for the link. Here's the Custom22 that started my thought process. I think matching back plates in that gorgeous quilt would be spiffy.

    (I still want that truss rod cover I babbled about though) ;)

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    Cheers!

    Gary
     
    #11 Gary M, Dec 7, 2018 at 9:14 PM
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  12. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Love Blue Matteo on quilt!
     
  13. Gary M

    Gary M New Member

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    I can see that from your avatar. Gorgeous axe, man :)
     
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    Bob will make matching plates and trc.
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Every time I bought fancy, super-nice TRCs, I put them on the guitar and thought, “Looked better before.” Invariably I took them off, stuck ‘em in a drawer, and lost track of what I did with them. I had some really nice ones from Ron Thorn a long time ago, too. No idea where they are now.

    The PS guitars I have came with semi-fancy ones. They match whatever the motif of the guitar is, and look fine, so maybe I simply get used to how the guitars come from the factory, and any change is a wooden version of cognitive dissonance. o_O
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    What are truss rod covers?
     
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  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Rod does a lot of things.
    He covers trusses
    He reinforces concrete
    He likes to go fishing
     
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  18. JohnPRS

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  19. Boogie

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    So, what you’re saying is, you have fancy TRCs and you like them. :D Ok!
     
  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Nah, what I’m saying is I like the idea of aftermarket TRCs, but in practice I like the TRCs that come on my guitars.
     

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