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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-15-2013, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Seymour Duncan Blackouts

I'm trying to install a set of blackouts in my RG 7621 but have run into a slight problem. The pickups are direct mounted to the body and the cavities are not deep enough for the blackouts. I can mount them, but if I would restring it the strings would hit them. I'm guessing my only option is to route the body but some input would be appreciated.
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Re: Seymour Duncan Blackouts

Routing the pickup cavities a little deeper would be the way I go, but you can also raise the neck with a shim and raise the bridge to match if you don't want to do any wood working. The first thing to do is measure the difference in height between the blackouts and the original pups.
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Re: Seymour Duncan Blackouts

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I'm trying to install a set of blackouts in my RG 7621 but have run into a slight problem. The pickups are direct mounted to the body and the cavities are not deep enough for the blackouts. I can mount them, but if I would restring it the strings would hit them. I'm guessing my only option is to route the body but some input would be appreciated.
How about just drilling a few holes in the cavity where the screw meets the body? need like what? a 1/2 inch bit?
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Re: Seymour Duncan Blackouts

I'm going to try to get in touch with a repair guy that is prettty much a miracle worker when it comes to fixing as well as setting up guitars. He's usually pretty backed up on work but if anyone can do a clean route, he can. I'd just end up destroying a nearly pristine 16 year old instrument.
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