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Old May 23rd, 2009, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Basic bridge question

Does a standard vintage style SC bridge cover a routing for a HB?

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does a standard vintage style SC bridge cover a routing for a HB?
no, you will be left with two holes either side where the tabs of the humbuckers sit.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's what I thought, thanks for confirming
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I tried it on a Squier Standard Series Special Tele. That body was routed the way that is common for a typically mounted, typically sized humbucker. As such, it had areas routed to allow for those side tabs, and those areas extend wider than a vintage style Tele single coil bridge. In fact, even the area routed for the main frame of a humbucker extended wider than the vintage style bridgeplate.

If you're doing this in order to put a single coil into the Tele, the other problems you're likely to find are:

1) a typical HB rout is slightly too small to fit a Tele SC;

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2) a typical HB rout with minimal rout enlargement will likely be too close to the neck pocket to accomodate correct placement (distance along the length of the strings) of a Tele SC.
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...so I filled in the unneeded part of the original HB rout, and using a Dremel carved out a rout that placed the Tele SC in the correct position.

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