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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Routing depth for hard mounted pickups



Mar 8th, 2012 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I read ( I think it was on the Warmoth site) that 3/4 inches is the depth to route for hard mounting pickups. I was wondering if anyone has built anything with hard mounted pickups, thanks:)

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Mar 8th, 2012 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It depends on the pickups you use, really.

And it's not *that* critical, because you use wood (or other solid material) shims under the pickups to dial them in.

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Mar 9th, 2012 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

and... this is really dependent on the guitar itself. Be careful if you are using single coil pickups because sometimes the magnets are too strong and cause intonation problems if they are too close to the strings. The last thing you want to do is have to reroute the pickup routes deeper after you've put everything together. Er on the side of caution but don't run the screws out of the backside of the guitar ;)



Mar 9th, 2012 02:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the input guys:) I figure 3/4 inches should do it. I probably going to put a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge and Dimarzio Pro Track in the neck . I can see what you mean about having them deep enough to let them down if needed, and also not having the screws bust through. I'm going to make wooden blocks to mount the pickups, so that should prevent busting through the backside of the body.

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