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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by TheOriginalName, Nov 7, 2018.
Wanted to ask where routing would be done on a bass for new pickups?
Ask around. Word of mouth is almost the only way that local techs get work in my area.
Join a local FB musician's group & ask there.
Alright, will do. Thanks man. My friend suggested guitar center, but I looked and it seems too pricey.
never, Never, NEVER to Guitar Center
is my advice
Where do you live? Someone reading this may be local and can give a suggestion.
I live near Fort Worth.
Is Houston too far away? @Hopkins lives there.
At home with a Dremel. Take your time. If you need a new wire canal to the control cavity get a flexible drill extension and use an aircraft drill bit.
While I’m considering it, I have no knowledge of how to rout, and I’d like to take it to a professional if it were something more than an unfinished kit.
Yeah, Houston would be about 7 hours or more even without brutal traffic. I know there's a few TBers in Ft. Worth, maybe if a "NEED HELP IN FT. WORTH" tag were added to the title someone would pipe up.
... or if you fill out your profile more completely.
Go to "Off Topic", there is a sticky at the top of the forum there called "TalkBass Mapped!!" and you can look up members by location. PM several and ask if they can help. Here's a link.
TalkBass mapped !!!
Google: guitar tech fort worth
There are several. Pick a local shop, not a chain store like GC. Pick one that's been around 30-40 years.
Google wood working store in your area and ring them up and tell them your story: you need a solid body bass routed out for a pickup cavity. Those guys can hook you up with hobbyists that would likely do it for free (or a few brews), using the proper tools and treat it like they owned it.
Or: find an actual guitar maker in your area that actually builds solid body guitars. This ensures experience in routing, not relying on hope that the tech actually has the experience.
Why this? Because woodwork is best left to people that do it ALL THE TIME rather than a guitar tech that has done it a few times. You want the best results possible, yes?
Find a tech that has a background in fine woodwork, like someone who spent a lot of time doing museum-quality restoration of antique furniture. There has to be more than one.