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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by LGOberean, Oct 19, 2019.
...would a Strat pickup fit in the bridge plate of a Tele?
Short answer, no, not easily. The mounting holes are on the ends of a Strat PU, and there are 3 on a Tele PU, none on the two ends.
I figured that might be the case, but wanted it confirmed. Thanks for the reply.
But it would be easy to drill mounting holes in the Tele bridge for a Strat p/up.....although you would then have three unused holes. I'm curious....why do you ask?
The Tele bridge isn't wide enough to drill the two holes. Otherwise, you could just fill the three holes with screws.
I've done a Strat pickup in a Tele bridge by amputating the ears from the end of the pickup and gluing a Tele base plate (with the three threaded holes) to the bottom.
Just a wild idea about converting one of my teles into a Nashville configuration of sorts, only using 3 Strat pickups instead of Tele/Strat/Tele. Crazy, huh?
Strat pickups are smaller than Tele bridge pickups.
Bill's correct.I just grabbed a Strat p/up and a Tele bridge to confirm.
The first time I had a Nashville set up, I discovered the Telecaster Nashville pickguard would not fit two Strat p/ups+Tele bridge......the Tele neck p/up is SMALLER than a Strat P/up. I had to order a pickguard that would accept neck and middle STRAT p/ups. I've since gone back to a Tele neck+Strat middle+Tele bridge. My next Tele (that I'm currently assembling) is to be "normal" two p/up Telecaster.