April 5th, 2012, 05:31 PM
I want to replace the humbucker bridge set up currently on my American Tele, and change it to a traditional setup. I know I have to purchase a tele bridge pup and standard bridge, but will it fit right on is my question?
April 5th, 2012, 07:19 PM
The humbucker cavity will be wider than the standard Tele bridge.
How many screws are on your humbucker bridge? If it's 4, then a traditional bridge will bolt in, if you can ignore the holes that will peek out the edges.
April 5th, 2012, 07:22 PM
I believe you could also keep the original bridge and purchase an adaptor plate to allow you to install a single coil in a humbucker opening. I could be mistaken though.
April 5th, 2012, 07:41 PM
There are 4 mounting screws for the hb. Looks like the hb mount is about a 1/4" wider than a standard bridge.
Do the make an adapter plate?
April 5th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Here you go: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Humbucker-Singl-Coil-Adapter-Pickup-Ring-Fits-Tele-Bridge-Pickup-BLACK-/220879888968?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item336d77a248
April 6th, 2012, 12:38 AM
You mean there are 4 mounting screws to mount the bridge to the body, right?
There are adapter plates to mount a single coil in a humbucker ring, like Glen posted, but I don't think that will work real well with your bridge. If I'm not mistaken, that humbucker mounts to the bridge with 2 screws, right?
Maybe that ebay seller will make one for you like you need.
April 6th, 2012, 12:45 AM
KokoTele is right, you only need 2 mounting holes rather than 4. I looked at other similar adapters on ebay and they all have 4 mounting holes. These adapters are simply a piece of plastic and you could probably make one yourself fairly easily.
April 6th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Yep, looks like that adapter would work. Why cheap plastic though? Somebody could be making a killing on machining a nice metal adapter plate.
Thanks for you input guys!