- Jan 22, 2009
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I had a long conversation with a friend who works in a metal shop about trying to drill out (at least) two pickup ring mounting screws I broke off in my Studio after my refinish. I didn't pre-drill the holes. The first thing I mounted was the neck pickup and two of the screws broke off flush with the top. I guess the laquer filled in the holes...
Everything after was pre-drilled to remove any laquer that got in the holes and no problems at all. Luckily the two that broke are kitty-corner so the remaining screws are enough to hold the pickup solid.
I want to replace the neck pickup soon so I know I will have to deal with this one way or another.
I have some pretty small bits. I'm assuming I need to get the guitar well sturdy on a high speed drill press and drill out those broken screws and then maybe fill up the holes and re-drill.
Has anyone had to deal with this before?