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the101er
05-08-2006, 10:41 AM
Ya, I'm fitting a new pickup, but need to route a new cavity. Could someone tell me how to do this and what tools etc I need


Help very much appreciated

Will


p.s. I'm actually doing this to a Telecaster guitar, but as I'm more of a bassist and the guitar forum doesnt havce one of these, is it ok to post this?

AG
05-08-2006, 11:42 AM
The easiest way to do it, would be to buy a 1/4" plunge router with variable speed, and a template cutting bit. They have a ball bearing around the top of the bit, whish runs around a template you make/buy and gives you a perfect route.


http://www.stewmac.com/catalog/images_1sm/0583_1sm.jpg

http://www.stewmac.com/catalog/images_1sm/1097_1sm.jpg

Tryxx
05-08-2006, 12:07 PM
Yes, it's ok to post this.

the101er
05-08-2006, 03:36 PM
Cheers Tryxx ;)

AG, I know you're from the UK. Do you know anywhere I can buy the templates? I'm not confident in making them

AG
05-08-2006, 04:03 PM
No :upset: I've only seen them on StewMac, but they deliver to the UK.

I've made my own, it isn't terribly hard.