Should I...

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by jeggz, Sep 15, 2017.

Should I....

  1. Go full humbucker

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  2. Go with some P90 sized humbuckers

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  3. Leave it alone

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  1. jeggz

    jeggz Senior Member

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    I'm back to leaving it alone.
     
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    OBX351 Senior Member

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    My man!!!!!
     
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    cjp54 Senior Member

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    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.
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  4. jeggz

    jeggz Senior Member

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    Hmmmmm

    I just might give this a try, I’ve a few pickups laying around as a test drive.
     
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    deadlyweasel Senior Member

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    That is Friggin badass!!! I really love those guitars! If they werent outrageously expensive I would have one!
     
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    Cav Senior Member

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    That's a great working solution, with very minor mods to the guitar.
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    Any chance of a photo of the mounting?
     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Just put some EMGs in there and be done with it
     
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    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!
     
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    Absolutely. I would much appreciate the effort. :thumb:
     
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    jeggz Senior Member

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    +1 on the pics!
     
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    1969 weatherman Senior Member

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    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!
     
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