HELP!!! (Replacing pickup rings....)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by jec, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. jec

    jec Member

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    Has anybody out there ever replaced the pickup rings that fit over humbuckers? They are spring loaded, and (this was a brilliant move on my part) I already took out the screws. How in the world do you compress those screws back down enough to get the screws back in????


    arrrrrgh
     
  2. rockinlespaul

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    LOL!!!

    Just be a little patient is all....lol.

    Usually I hold the pup with my left hand while fumbling with the ring/screw/spring with my right. I kinda palm the ring and try to pull up on the spring with two finger(nails), pulling it up as to get the screw started in the hole.
    Hope this helps a little...
     
  3. jec

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    Thanks! Although I think I need to meditate or something before I try again...
     
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    Just take your time and be patient. ;)
     
  5. jec

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    sweet....one down one to go... I think we could solve the world's energy crisis by using the power of those springs. Geez
     

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