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This simple guide shows how to change the baseplate of the XR Pickups in 8 steps. In this example, we will replace the XR’s Strat style baseplate with the black half-width Soapbar style baseplate. This guide applies to both XR Duals and Quads.

TIP: Laser-cut your own baseplate design. You can find CAD files for the XR baseplates from our Github repository. Use those as a basis for new designs.

You will need a precision screwdriver to disassemble and reassemble the XR baseplate.

Start

STEP 1

Unscrew the adaptor’s M1x4mm screws.

Step 1

STEP 2

Detach the adaptor PCB from the main board.

Step 2

STEP 3

Unscrew the baseplate’s M2x6mm screws.

Step 3

STEP 4

Remove the clear Strat style baseplate. Take note of the small double-sided tape added for stability.

Step 4

STEP 5

Place the half-width Soapbar baseplate.

Step 5

STEP 6

Screw the new baseplate in place using the M2x6mm screws.

Step 6

STEP 7

Mate the adaptor PCB to the main board. IMPORTANT: do not over-tighten the screws.

Step 7

STEP 8

Screw the adaptor PCB using M1x4mm screws. IMPORTANT: do not over-tighten the screws. Cut a small piece of double-sided tape and position it as shown for additional stability.

Step 8

FINISH

The resulting configuration is shown in the picture below:

Finish