pickup cavity

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bojo56, Dec 26, 2013.


  1. bojo56

    bojo56

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    I'm building a 6 string and was wondering how deep to route the cavity for the pickups also I want to make wood pickup covers do you recess those in or are the flush mounted
     
  2. bojo56

    bojo56

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    No one knows the answer
     
  3. line6man

    line6man

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    It doesn't matter how deep the cavities are. Just make sure you can adjust the pickup without it being too high or too low.

    What are you asking about wooden pickup covers?
     
  4. bojo56

    bojo56

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    thanks for the reply
    i was wondering do the covers flush mount to the body or do you rout a cavity for them to
     
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  6. line6man

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    I'm still not sure what you're asking. Pickup covers don't get flush mounted or recessed. You put the pickup coils and flatwork in the covers, and then the covers are screwed into the pickup routes. Alternatively, you can screw pickup rings onto the body and mount the pickups to the rings with mounting flanges. This method is uncommon on basses.
     

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