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What route depth for Bart Soapbars?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by DigthemLows, Dec 8, 2006.


  1. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    I can't seem to find anywhere a recommended/or required depth to route when installing pickups. I realize there's adjustment and I was going to do 3/4" so it's deep enough to run the wires to the control cavity, but if someone out there has done bart soaps and knows the "perfect" depth, please let me know.......Thanks!
     
  2. I make them all 7/8". It has worked for barts, nordies, seymour duncans, schallers & dimarzios.
     
  3. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    I do 5/8" for most pick-ups including Barts. If you are putting springs or foam in, make sure you have enough room for the pick-up to give adecquate room under the strings.
     
  4. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    3/4" is fine. That's what I make them all except for the occasional MM style pickup installation. Some of them are thinner and don't require that deep of a route.
     

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