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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-08-15T21:30:38+00:00 2010-08-15T21:30:38+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Tele neck pup mod]]>
t-slide, I didn't cut out the pick guard, I just bought a new one, also from GFS, pre-cut for humbuckers. I did need to substantially rout out the body though. The new pickup is more than twice as fat as the original one and the mounting bolts are moved a bit as well. I've got a Dremel-type mini-grinder with a small router base and bits which is what I used to rout out that cavity. That may not be the best tool for the job, but I think that using a full-size router would have required totally disassembling the guitar, which I didn't want to do. I've seen (and done) neater work before, but it's all hidden now Image
Next time that I need to open things up there, I'll try and remember to take a photo of the hole and post it here.

Statistics: Posted by michaelm — Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:30 pm

2010-08-13T16:31:55+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Tele neck pup mod]]>
Looks like a great job on the pickup install. Besides making a new hole for the pickup, did you have to route out the body for that pickup?

Statistics: Posted by titaniumslide — Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:31 pm

2010-08-13T15:31:51+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Tele neck pup mod]]> Statistics: Posted by rustyslide — Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:31 pm

2010-08-13T03:30:08+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Tele neck pup mod]]>
I've got a lap steel with a rail style stacked-bucker with a switch between single coil and humbucker operation. I don't really hear much difference at low volume, but when it's cranked, the single coil has got a good bite. That pup is in the bridge position, though, where a single coil can really shine.

Good luck with your project. Give a us another post when you've got something rigged up.

Statistics: Posted by michaelm — Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:30 am

2010-08-10T20:52:23+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Tele neck pup mod]]> Statistics: Posted by rossfloss — Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:52 pm

2010-08-07T17:27:27+00:00 <![CDATA[Tele neck pup mod]]>
And a close-up:


Statistics: Posted by michaelm — Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:27 pm