eljib Posted April 26, 2009 Report Share Posted April 26, 2009 Hey gang, it's been ages since I last posted anything here, though I've stopped in frequently to read up on things. Using the information I gathered here I've built some really great original designs, but now I need to ask for some advice on mounting some less-than-traditional pickups. I'm building a telesonic replica using some extra parts I had lying around from previous builds. The original telesonic has Dearmond 2k pickups that seem to mount differently than 2ks in other guitars, in that they sit very close to the top of the body rather than highly elevated like ric pups or something along those lines. The closest thing I could get my hands on was a pair GFS NYIII humbuckers which are surface mounted pups of the exact same footprint as ricky toaster tops, but are each different heights, and thus require a neck angle. While the original telesonic is similar to a gibson in many ways (24 3/4 scale, wrap-around bridge, 2Vol/2Tone controls) I don't think it has any neck angle. Can anybody think of a way to cleanly mount these pickups and still have the strings somewhat close to the body at the bridge like on normal fender guitars? I hollowed out the body before glueing on the cap, so I was thinking I could jimmy the pups in the openings and use a custom mounting ring. Just looking for opinions. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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