mounting pickups directly on body?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by redgold, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Dave Weir

    Dave Weir Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't drill holes in them, but I do cut the tabs off. I route the body so it is a pressure fit.
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  2. sahhas

    sahhas Supporting Member

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    I like the sound of my pickups screwed directly into the body, just sounds better to me...
     
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  3. Tone_Terrific

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    That is neat. Very neat. Adjustment?
    Do you rout a backside channel or use a precision drill hole to route the wiring to an endpin jack?
     
  4. Dave Weir

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    It's a press fit. Tap in down with a rubber Hamer to lower it. There are two little set screws in the back that act like stops, and can set the height or raise it.
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    The wire hole is drilled from the end pin jack. The ground wire intercepts it under the bridge.
     
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  5. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    Also very cool. You do have your own thing going on.:aok
     
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  6. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    that's not how it should work, the screw should slide through the pickup and only thread into the body; otherwise you lose the adjustment capability
     
  7. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    OK, as much as i dig your minimalist parts count, "natural materials-forward" aesthetic and "works for how i play, if you don't like it too bad" design, i hate that generic strat neckplate!
    it just looks jarring up there blocking all that lovely body wood :hide

    i think if any design called out for recessed individual ferrules for the neck screws it would be this one
     
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  8. Dave Weir

    Dave Weir Gold Supporting Member

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    Well you haven’t steered me wrong yet. I will give it serious consideration.
     

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