Re: Will Dimrzio fit right into Duncan route?
umm..losgatos has it backwards. if it had a duncan to begin with, a dimarzio will drop right in. the duncan route is bigger. much like direct mounted v7 and v8 pickups. the dimarzios have the smaller triangle ears and will drop richt in with rook to spare. now losgatos is correct in the vice versa. me personally, i don't use a dremel for shaving the ears down, i use either diagonal cutters or lineman pliers to nip the shape and then use a file to deburr and smooth the edges. a dremel that close to the windings...if you slip and catch the winding, either you have to rebuild that pickup or trash it. with hand tools, you'll have better control. i would avoid tin snips as the blades are too big to be fairly precise. i have even reshaped a few just with a file. more time consuming, but with prettier results. if you need to take more off, like with duncan to dimarzio, trim it, then, shape it.