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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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pickgaurd installation

hi guys,
i'm thinking about modding my 370dx by installing a pickguard (clear preferred) coz i just can't stand pickup mounting rings, but i want a rear-routed guitar and the 1570(direct mounted) was a bit pricey,

so, anyone ever installed a pickguard on a pickup-ring mounted guitar?
or retro-direct-mounted pickups without making it look funny and over-sized?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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Re: pickgaurd installation

Never done it, but I guess you have two options...

- Drill holes in the pickguard and mount the pickups there.
- Drill holes in the pickup cavity and mount the pickups to the body.

Option 2 would be the more traditional route and is a simple way to go (you can reuse the springs from your current setup). You could also go with option 2 and not add a pickguard. Just fill in the holes left from the rings and use some touch up paint.
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