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Info needed: Squier Bullet or Affinity routs

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by LoveHz, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. LoveHz

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    As a side project to occupy a little time during this Covid lockdown I'm planning to put together a three-pickup Tele. Can anyone please tell me if the stock Bullet or Affinity bodies are ready routed for a centre pickup -- I don't have the tools to do this neatly at home. Neither do I know anyone who has one of these guitars and I can't really wander into a store with a screwdriver and whip the pickguard off. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ghostdriver

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    Someone more expert will probably chime in here, but I dont think they do, it would have to be a rout job.
    You can hog out the material for a single coil without too much effort with a regular drill and forstner bit, and use a dremel to neaten it off ?
     
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    Take off the pickguard and find out. Might be a swimming pool route which will accommodate most anything with the proper ‘guard. Can’t say off hand.
     
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    I don't think any of them are routed for a middle pickup. I could be wrong.
     
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  6. LoveHz

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    OK, thank you folks. Looks like a drill job.
     
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    I recently did this to make the small single coil neck rout on my tele big enough for a Creamery Toaster Pickup. Drilled out what I could with forstner bit, then joined it all up with smaller drill holes, and then cut it away with a dremel with a rout bit. I used the dremel free hand to start off with, then went with this [​IMG]
    to set the height and neaten it all up. I shielded the rout as well, so even without the guard, it still looks quite neat.

    Then I had to cut the pickguard as it was an unusual shape. If you're buying the pickguard, and also moutning the pickups on the guard, it's a fun project and you can make it look pro at the end.

    Lidl has forstner bits in at the moments as well (Y)
     
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    I think it's pretty likely none of them have routes for a middle pup. My 2014 Affinity doesn't even have a route for a humbucker like pictured above. Just a single coil route on the neck.
     

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