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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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New 7 String Suhr Pickups. Need help here

Hi,

So I got a set of 7 string pickups from Suhr yesterday that I am going to be putting in my OMC 7 string. I tested to see if they would fit in the cavity and noticed that, well, they don't.

They don't fit into the cavity in terms of height. Like the pickups would be too high and won't let the strings clear if I were to screw the pickups in. The reason is because there are these screws that protrude from the back past the feet.

So what do I do? I don't want to return them because I know they will sound great but I just want to know if I have other options. Can I shave down the screws in the back so that they aren't in the way? Will that change the sound of the pickups?? Or can I just route little holes in the body so I can just drop the pickups in as is?

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: New 7 String Suhr Pickups. Need help here

I just emailed a tech at Suhr and he said to no shave down the bobbin screws on the back because that would change the sound. I don't want that. he suggests deepening the cavities to allow more room for the pickup. Anyone know the best method to do this safely so I don't break my guitar?
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Re: New 7 String Suhr Pickups. Need help here

Router, Dremel, hell you could use a large drill bit, chisel, etc! Just be careful and you should be able to open up the cavities a bit. Wont be able to see once the pickups are in anyway!
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Re: New 7 String Suhr Pickups. Need help here

pics of the back of these pickups?
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Re: New 7 String Suhr Pickups. Need help here

Routing down is simple, hard to mess up and won't kill resale value. Just get a router and start digging
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Re: New 7 String Suhr Pickups. Need help here

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pics of the back of these pickups?
Looks like this on the back but only on one side of the pickup.

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