The 4001 and 4003 player’s dilemma…you want to remove the pickup cover so you can play normally, but you’re left with a gaping, sharp hole. The Bridge Pickup Plate was designed to replace the original metal plate with a smooth plastic plate that matches your pickguard. With the optional 1/4″ Clear Pickup Guard, the pickup is protected.
We recommend ordering both pieces (RPUP & RPUG) for the best look and maximum protection. The Bridge Pickup Plate can also be used by itself
There are two versions available. Version 1 is the standard one that fits most of the 4000 series. Version 2 is about 1/8″ narrower. Versions for the 4003 S/5 and Seymour Duncan Rickenbacker pickups are also available. Contact us for other pickup variations (EMG, EB/MM, etc.).
UPDATE…there now appears to be a third version with screw hole spacing of 59mm (bridge to neck) which is between V1 (61mm) and V2 (57.5mm). It first appeared in 4003s models, but now seems to be the new standard.
Print out the template below and compare to your metal mounting ring: