Surface mount pickups

micmil

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I'm thinking about Warmoth-ing up my own Fakenbacker to complement my actual Ric. Basically just an all-maple Velocity build, to be accurate.

Does anyone know offhand if any of the bridge options would work with surface mount pickups? I don't want to use a stop tailpiece if I can avoid it, but I think the angled neck pocket may be the only way to make it happen. I already have some of the GFS surface mounts (https://www.guitarfetish.com/KP--GF...er-Neck-Position--Kwikplug-Ready_p_24618.html) I would like to make work. I checked the dimensions and know the mini humbucker rout would fit, so that's good to go. It's just getting the things under the strings that seems like an issue.
 

stratamania

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Possibly the best bet may be a TOM, with an angled neck pocket. But even then you may have a challenge as those pickups are going to be proud by 1/2"

You might also need to raise the neck pocket floor with a shim. Examples in the link.


 
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