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Old February 3rd, 2013, 01:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tele bridge insert

Greeting All !

I am looking to work over an old tele that has a humbucker in the bridge.
Does anyone know if they make an insert or plate to fill in around the opening of the humbucker so I can mount a straight S.D. Lil' 59 pickup (from a Strat)in there...(it was a freebie, so I thought I would try it)

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not aware of one, but it would be pretty easy to make one from pickguard material, aluminum, or wood.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You could always get a different bridge... here is a straight one.
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I'm not aware of one, but it would be pretty easy to make one from pickguard material, aluminum, or wood.
On a few of the last challenge entries, I just superglued a strat pickup to a piece of scrap pickguard material and it worked well. I think I had to grind down the ends by the holes a little to fit in the tele bridge. I think a tele bridge would cover most if not all of a humbucker route.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 11:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you could try one of these (this is for a Tele bridge pup, but they make them to fit regular Strat single coils too):
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