How to: Installing a firebird pickup in a humbucker route?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by saintgerty, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. saintgerty

    saintgerty TDPRI Member

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    Well hello, i foolishly routed my tele for humbucker, a widerange one with which i have grown dissatisfied. My new love is the firebird pickup. However, they are different sizes. How would i go about installing one? Do i need an adjustment ring, or will i have to remake the humbucker route? And has anyone stumbled on any firebird (style) pickups in a humbucker size?

    Your help is much appreciated...
    Thankyou
     
  2. mindwave

    mindwave Tele-Meister

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  3. JohnS

    JohnS Friend of Leo's

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    WD Products make Tele pickguards cut for a firebird pup. Just click the linky above.
     
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    I recently ordered a Tele pickguard cut out for a Firebird from Warmoth.
     
  5. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    You absolutely don't need a trim ring for a humbucker in a Tele. The pickups mount nicely to the guard. Using one, just reduces the clearance area in the picking are that's nice to have for picking. I have a couple of neck hummer Teles, some full-size, another a mini. Both mount fine to the rear of the pickguard with typical humbucker springs and long screws. These can be purchased at just about any parts shop or eBay guitar parts merchant, on-line. But, this is just how I approach it. And the same as the now discontinued Fender Hot-Rod Tele. Warmoth offers various pickguard hole-cuts for mini - humbuckers, including the Firebird dimensioned pickup type.


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