Radioshop Standard Stratocaster Baseplate


Add bass response and oomph to that thin sounding Strat pickup.

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Strat pickup sounding a little thin? Adding a Baseplate to the bridge pickup is a common Strat modification and the result is to intensify the magnetic field adding increased bass response and some extra output and oomph to proceedings. Add one to your bridge pickup and it’ll beef things up nicely – or … why not go mad and add one to all three pickups? It’s an interesting experiment and for those keen enough to try it, we’ve made the price go down a little with each baseplate you buy.

Our baseplates are made from 1.2mm thick mild steel and come with a solder tab which reaches to your pickup’s ground wire eyelet (usually the one the black wire is connected to) whether it’s on the left or the right. We have also added a length of extremely thin pickup maker’s paper tape to ensure no possible shorting out of the magnets against the baseplate. Follow the instructions in our YouTube video and enjoy your pickup’s new sound …


  • Made from 1.2mm thick Mild Steel
  • Universal Strat pickup fit for standard Strat pickups with the usual 52mm polepiece spacing
  • Easy installation although require some soldering experience
  • Paper tape preinstalled to ensure no shorting out of the polepieces against the baseplate
  • Full installation instruction video on our YouTube Channel – see the ‘Watch’ tab on this listing


Watch – Installation Video



Delivery By default all of our pickups are shipped with Royal Mail who we find to be excellent both within the UK and Internationally. Their rates enable us to offer prices that are very reasonable for our customers and the timeframe is great for the vast majority of countries. We find that, once despatched, Royal Mail tend to take 1 working day within the UK, 2/3 working days within the EU, 4/5 working days to North America and Worldwide. These are guidelines and of course some countries differ and the level of ‘officiousness’ in customs departments differs massively worldwide. If ordering from a country which is notorious for taking a while to process imported goods (we can think of a few!) please build this into your expectation on the timeframe after despatch. How long will it take to make? As a small pickup maker handmaking within an extremely busy workshop we expect to complete all pickups sets within 16-20 working days (Relic’ed orders 5 days longer). We sometimes work quicker than those timeframes and we’ll always endeavour to finish your pickups as quick as we are able to of course. We can sometimes process a rush order if you have an upcoming, important concert or perhaps if you are buying for a relative’s birthday etc - feel free to message and we’ll always see what we can do.