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 Post subject: treble pickup assembly
 Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 7:44 pm 
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This is pretty stupid, but does anybody have a good way to change the treble pickup guard assembly without having to perform superhuman feats of dexterity? It seems I can hardly ever make up my mind regarding the pickup cover; on/off, chrome/no chrome, mother of toilet seat pickguardian/not. Is there a good way to do this?


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 Post subject: Re: treble pickup assembly
 Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 8:20 pm 
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Do you want to change the assembly or just take off the cover?

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 Post subject: Re: treble pickup assembly
 Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 8:27 am 
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Do you want to change the assembly or just take off the cover?


It's kind of the same thing either way, because taking off the cover means that you've got to remove the pickup and re-adjust the height and all that crap. Trying to get those height adjustment springs and washers onto the screws sucks sweaty goat sac!


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 Post subject: Re: treble pickup assembly
 Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:58 am 
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Trying to get those height adjustment springs and washers onto the screws sucks sweaty goat sac!


And so subtly put!

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 Post subject: Re: treble pickup assembly
 Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 10:04 am 
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You know, while most of us would probably see that goat reference as carrying negative connotations... I get the feeling that somewhere in the world, someone is just dreaming of the chance to savor that rarest of delicacies, known to the uninitiated as "sweaty goat sac".

Remember, one man's meat...

Besides... someone who has attained the designation "Guitar Tech" should have more than enough patience for this simple procedure.


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 Post subject: Re: treble pickup assembly
 Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 11:04 am 
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Hence the timeless expression, "You old Goat!"


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 Post subject: Re: treble pickup assembly
 Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:46 am 
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There are two easier ways to do this. First and harder is to use needlenose pliers and put the screw into the surround, the spring on the screw, the black grommet on the screw, then start the screw into the pickup threads. Then do the other screw the same way.

Second and easier, remove the surround's 4 screws and assemble the pickup off the bass.


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 Post subject: Re: treble pickup assembly
 Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:30 am 
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I need to clarify the above post - remember to put the ground wire on the control side of the pup, and it goes on before the spring - i.e. screw in surround, ground wire eyelet, spring, rubber grommet, then start the screw into the pup bottom plate. Sorry for the ommission above.


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