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BIG Problem while fitting pickups..........
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2005, 08:02:24 PM »
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Have you tried poking it with a stick yet?  :shock:


Nope, but I did once poke a Badger with a spoon  :D

I'll add 'Poke Pickup with stick' to things I can try and make it fit into my guitar  :D
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BIG Problem while fitting pickups..........
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2005, 08:11:47 PM »
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Have you tried poking it with a stick yet?  :shock:


Nope, but I did once poke a Badger with a spoon  :D

I'll add 'Poke Pickup with stick' to things I can try and make it fit into my guitar  :D


I tried it....erm...I have to confess it didn't work too well. Still, it was interesting just to hear Tims response when I called to inform him I'd managed to break a pickup by poking it with a piece of wood. Bet common pickup makers like Symour Duncan don't get quality phone calls like that!  :D

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BIG Problem while fitting pickups..........
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2005, 08:20:08 PM »
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Bet common pickup makers like Symour Duncan don't get quality phone calls like that!  :D

LOL!

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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2005, 11:59:33 AM »
I've got myself a Dremel now, so hopefully I should be able to route the pickup cavity a little ddeper and get my BKs fitted without many more problems  :D
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2005, 02:13:07 PM »
Riiiiiiiiiiite, not I have a problem  :shock:

I taken a few mm's of wood out and the cavity is now deep enough to seat the pickups. The pickup still wont slow into the body though  :shock:

I put a sheet of Blu Tak in the bottom of the cavity to see if the pickup made indentations in it (that way I know if the cavity is deep enough) and there was nothing in the blu tak after.

So the pickup must be 'hanging up' somewhere on the guitar and I can't find out where. I've decided to take it to a friend that's better than me at this sort of stuff to see if he can work out what's wrong.

So hopefully, I should still be able to get the BK's fitted by the end of the day.

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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2005, 08:24:19 AM »
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Post them back to me and I'll swap the baseplates over to short leg.

It's worth noting that it's always worth checking the depth of pickup cavities-we make 2 types of nickel silver basplate, long leg which is great for the majority of guitars and short leg which is suitable for pickguard mounted or shallower bodied guitars. PRS neck pickups for instance are alwyas better with short leg.
What about measuring the height from the bottom of the cavity,to the bottom of the string,screwing the pickup directly to the guitar,and using some tiny washers,or metal shivs(?),to adjust the heightfrom the bottom of the cavity to the leg.Better tone,ya think?
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2005, 09:38:45 AM »
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What about measuring the height from the bottom of the cavity,to the bottom of the string,screwing the pickup directly to the guitar,and using some tiny washers,or metal shivs(?),to adjust the heightfrom the bottom of the cavity to the leg.Better tone,ya think?


That's a good suggestion.  :)

I managed to get the pickups installed ok, so direct mounting is something I'll think of for a future pickup install  :D

Thanx for the suggestion  :D

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