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so how hard is installation?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by slickhare, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. slickhare


    Feb 2, 2005
    my p-bass has been feeling dry lately so i got a crazy idea in my head to drop a darkstar in! so i was wondering how hard it is to install one, what tools do you need, and is there any way to have it done for you?
  2. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005
    Most competant luthiers can do the routing. It's fairly routine especially if they are guitar builders. I've heard of prices ranging from $25 to $50 per cavity.

    Here's the routing dimensions. Shop it around.

  3. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    buy a DREMEL SET!!!!

    Be careful though. Make sure a pickguard could hide any mistakes and you do not want that tool getting out of hand on your finish...
  4. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005
    Not if you value your bass. Have a professional do it.
  5. It's VERY easy to damage your bass. This is not the place to learn how to use a router or dremel.