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Help installing a single coil pickup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 25. 5 Replies

I bought a single coil pickup, but can't figure out how to install it. The 2 mounting screws that came with it are too skinny to actually thread into the pickup harness. Do i have the wrong screws or…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Jeremy Bobbitt's discussion Help installing a single coil pickup
"Thanks for the feedback. Taff"
Jan 25
Jeremy Bobbitt replied to Jeremy Bobbitt's discussion Help installing a single coil pickup
"The superglue to fill the holes actually worked! I didn't have any activator so I had to wait about 12 hours before it dried completely, but it seems to be pretty sturdy. I went to Lowes and stocked up on various larger-gauge screws so I…"
Jan 25
Jeremy Bobbitt replied to Jeremy Bobbitt's discussion Help installing a single coil pickup
"And yes, my pickup is similar to your pic. What's weird is I ordered two of the same pickups at different times, and both came with springs, not pads, and screws too small for the harness holes, so it seems to be intentional but I can't…"
Jan 24
Jeremy Bobbitt replied to Jeremy Bobbitt's discussion Help installing a single coil pickup
"Thanks for the reply, Taff. I've currently taped some backing to the underside of the holes and have filled them with CA glue, hoping that it'll be hard enough in the morning to drill smaller holes through, but still small enough that the…"
Jan 24
Taffy Evans replied to Jeremy Bobbitt's discussion Help installing a single coil pickup
"Hi Jeremy, yes the screws should screw into the base of the pickup plate. Is your pickup like in this photo? However some pickups are screwed to the back of a pickup cavity by wood screws. There is then hard foam rubber pad between the back of the…"
Jan 24
Jeremy Bobbitt posted a discussion

Help installing a single coil pickup

I bought a single coil pickup, but can't figure out how to install it. The 2 mounting screws that came with it are too skinny to actually thread into the pickup harness. Do i have the wrong screws or is there a method of installing this that I'm not aware of? As I understand it,1)the screws go through the top of my box.2)the springs go onto the screw, underneath the box3) I thought that the screws were supposed to thread into the holes on the pickup harness, but the holes are bigger than the…See More
Jan 24
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"Welcome to the nation, the Resources tab is highly recommended as is joining some groups located in the Posts tab, Forum is for questions/comments & Blog posts are for sharing your build processes, make some noise  :)"
Nov 29, 2019
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
From a few different youtube vids and also google searches.
How many instruments have you built so far?
One
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the variety of finished guitars. I love the connection to musical history... and they're just damn fun to play!

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At 3:44pm on November 29, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation, the Resources tab is highly recommended as is joining some groups located in the Posts tab, Forum is for questions/comments & Blog posts are for sharing your build processes, make some noise  :)

 
 
 

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