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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by jeggz, Sep 15, 2017.
I'm back to leaving it alone.
If you really want a humbucker in their why not just modify a humbucker to fit the existing route instead of the guitar? Here's a pic of my 54/72 that I did that to. All you have to do is file off the outside edge of each side of the bottom plate of the humbucker, put some closed cell foam under the pickup to act as a spring, drill out the existing threaded holes in the feet of the humbucker and mount it directly to the bottom of the route with two tiny screws like from a pickup ring. The two tiny holes for the screws is the only mod you need to do to the guitar which is way better than an irreversible route! Some humbuckers also need a little filing of the bottom bobbins also. They will drop right in the existing route.
I just might give this a try, I’ve a few pickups laying around as a test drive.
That is Friggin badass!!! I really love those guitars! If they werent outrageously expensive I would have one!
That's a great working solution, with very minor mods to the guitar.
Any chance of a photo of the mounting?
Just put some EMGs in there and be done with it
I could take some photos next week when I'm back from vacation. It would definately be worth it to document this so others can follow!
Absolutely. I would much appreciate the effort.
+1 on the pics!
I did the same with my 69..modified the baseplate of a humbucker and never touched the route...going back to original is a breeze!