I was wondering the best approach and what size bit to use to pre drill the holes instead of driving the screws right in. I want two clean holes and don't want the paint to chip or crack. The bass will be a post 08 American Standard Precision. I tried this on my 50's classic precision and wound up with cracked finish and some sinking around the holes. Any help would be great. Just want to keep this bass as flawless as possible for as long as I can. Thanks.