December 22nd, 2011, 12:51 AM
I have a solid body project guitar which was routed HSS and I'd like to install HH pickups. I need to backfill the old middle single pickup cavity. I was thinking of timber cut as tightly as possible, set in with PVA wood glue. Should I use something more robust like epoxy resin? Maybe I should just leave the cavity and cover it with a pickguard? :rolleyes: Does anyone have experience to share? Thanks!
December 22nd, 2011, 08:32 AM
To some, this is apparently a non-issue:
December 22nd, 2011, 08:35 AM
i had a broken pickup in my old SG
just took it out and put some black duct tape over it
December 22nd, 2011, 09:41 AM
Cover it with the pickguard. A strat won't care much about the hole, they can take it.
December 22nd, 2011, 10:33 AM
Leave it,and just cover it, the next guy might want to put a pup back in there.
January 4th, 2012, 08:36 PM
Thanks for the responses, sorry I have been away a few days...
OpenMike, that's a humbling photo of Malcolm with the pup missing... made me laugh too! Having talent outweighs any gear issue :)
ampe/Tony/old slowly - this is a project git made out of bits and pieces and I didn't want to just cover the hole - ain't no-one reversing this mod! I just got some timber and fixed it in this morning and drilled it for the pup wiring. I might need a pickguard anyway to cover my dodgy woodwork.
Next step is routing out the single slot for the humbucker. I'll let you know how it goes - maybe with a photo next time...