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This is Ironstone Custom’s hand-built version of the Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard as used on his famous ‘Black Strat’. Not only does it feature the famous ‘Gilmour mod’ (neck and bridge pickups in parallel) , but on this unique design the same 3 way miniature toggle switch also operates a ‘Bridge in Series’ pickup configuration to really boost your tonal range. This allows for a tonally fat and very convincing quasi bridge and neck humbucker to be available from normal single coil pickups.
The photos are of representative assemblies, there may be variations in wiring colour etc. The plates are supplied fully built and tested with protective foil in place. All of the clever switching happens on the plate itself, leaving just a simple 2 wire connection for you to make. Please note this is a 11 screw hole plate, and due to variations between guitars, some body hole re-alignment may be required.
Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard Options:
> Any Ironstone Strat’ pickup option is available, prices as shown below > White (WBW 3ply), or all black scratchplates are available > Any combination of white, cream or black knobs, pickup covers etc is available
Given the number of combinations available, we stock a small number of part built plates, for completion to a customers specific requirements. Completed and fully tested Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard assemblies are normally despatched within one working week of payment.
These assemblies are only available through this website. Please leave a note on the order, or send us a message to confirm your colour choices when placing an order (Contact Us) for a Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard.
Bridge Blend! Scratchplate now available with ‘Bridge Blend’ option as well as the Gilmour Neck in parallel functionality (at no extra cost). Please check out the switching details and chart on theGilmour Scratchplate Wiringpage, or contact us via thecontact pagefor more details.
Please note:The price above is the UK total price including Royal Mail First Class Recorded postage. Non UK customers will be advised of an additional postal charge (International Tracked / Signed) during the checkout process before final payment(see Shop page for current charges).
Having built more than a dozen ‘Black Strat’ tribute guitars, customers started to ask for complete Gilmour Scratchplate Pickguard assemblies. This is now available uniquely through Ironstone Custom, allowing you to complete the majority of the guitar to your own preferences, then just drop in (a simple 3 wire connection) a professionally hand wired and fully tested scratchplate assembly.
Check out the sound clip / videos below as well as the build options tab.
Thanks to Mick Ryan for his sound clips of a Platinum based scratchplate playing a medley of well known Floyd pieces. Recorded direct to pc via a Boss Gx700 effects unit.
As a demonstration of the ‘bridge in series’ switching capability of these Gilmour plates, have a listen to this high gain tone video (bridge and middle in series).
Finally, thanks to Ian Gorse for a YouTube ‘Pink Floyd medley’ using an Ironstone Gilmour scratchplate (with upgraded platinum pickup set) on a ’91 Squier Strat. Below the video is an MP3 of the Time solo from the video recorded using a Line 6 Pod XT.
The Ironstone Gilmour scratchplates are available with a number of options, allowing you to ‘build’ your perfect plate.
All of the Ironstone Strat pickups can be ordered as the basis of your plate – Silver, Gold, Platinum, Hybrid and Origin.
The choice of pickups determines the price for the completed plate.
Scratchplate Colour Options:
Two options are standardly available, all Black (3 ply thickness), or White (WBW 3 ply).
Alternative, given the huge selection of scratchplates available, Ironstone are happy to complete a build on a customer supplied plate (customer to cover delivery cost to Ironstone). Please contact us before ordering to arrange this.
Fittings Colour Options:
The pickup covers, knobs and switch tip can be standardly ordered as the following colour options;
White, Black, Cream (aged white).
Any queries regarding these options, or any other aspect of the scratchplates, please just contact Ironstone through the Contact Us page.