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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Can't fit a chopper into my 540r

So I bought some new pickups a humbucker and two dimarzio choppers to replace the stock humbucker and 2 single coils in my 540r. However, the choppers will not fit properly...I thought they would fit any "single coil" space...Am I missing something here?? Any help or info would be appreciated!!!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 08:59 PM
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Re: Can't fit a chopper into my 540r

Very quickly, you need to lose the pickup springs that come with the pup and mount it directly to the body inside the cavity. Move the ground underneath the middle pup foreward close to the hole to get it out of the way so the pup will sit flush on the wood and put a piece of electrical tape over the ground. The pup will sit about 3/16ths to 1/4 inch from the strings which is ok. Heres a link to a guys vid with a chopper in the middle. Notice how the pup doesnt move when he touches it. Thats because its directly mounted to the wood flush. I have done this with my 2 1988 Sabers. Heres the link....
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