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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-12-2003, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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drilling a pickguard on

need to add an aluminium pickguard to a RG370DX... Do i need to do anything to the guitar? like take the neck off? etc... Obviously i will need to take all the strings off first (setting back up the floating trem will be a pain tho i know!)

Shall i just use a screwdriver to screw the screws through the guitar? or shall i use a driller or does it not matter? you see i don't want to damage or harm the basswood when i drill the holes, i am very protective over my guitar lol

thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-12-2003, 07:33 PM
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you will need to drill pilot holes into the body (holes slightly smaller than the screws, which will guide the screws in at the correct angle) at every place where u plan to put a screw. Be careful to choose the correct size drill bit though, and dont go too deep or the screws will not "bite". I would reccomend trying it out on a test piece of wood to get it right...before you take an electric drill to your guitar lol. good luck
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