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    Default Screws for Direct Mounting

    What screws and where to purchase them for direct mounting pickup to body?

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    Default Re: Screws for Direct Mounting

    I just went to the hardware store and picked up some really small wood screws that fit through the holes on the set in my homemade baritone, but some people use the mounting screws for humbucker rings. I drilled out the DiMarzios I installed this weekend to fit the stock mounting screws that came with my Ibanez. 1/8 drill bit on the press did the trick.

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    Default Re: Screws for Direct Mounting

    Thanks for the reply
    Humbucker ring screws wouldn't be long enough to go to the bottom of the pickup cavity.
    I read somewhere else to use bass pickup mounting screws.

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    Default Re: Screws for Direct Mounting

    There are longer pickup bracket mounting screws, I think for les Pauls, that might work. I use some 3/4 inch ones for my guitar. Make sure to grind down the highest threads under the head of the screws so they don’t grab the threads of the pickup screw holes. Or if you’re inventive enough, make a brass plate that gets bolted inside the pickup cavity and have it threaded with a screw tap to allow shortened humbucker screws (the machine type that come with pickups in general) to be mounted along with some foam.

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    Default Re: Screws for Direct Mounting

    https://www.screwsandmore.de/nl/prod...7981-a2-2-2x25

    These are great. Fit any humbucker and you don't have to drill out the legs to fit the screws you've got.

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    Default Re: Screws for Direct Mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by Bowtomecha View Post
    There are longer pickup bracket mounting screws, I think for les Pauls, that might work. I use some 3/4 inch ones for my guitar. Make sure to grind down the highest threads under the head of the screws so they dont grab the threads of the pickup screw holes. Or if youre inventive enough, make a brass plate that gets bolted inside the pickup cavity and have it threaded with a screw tap to allow shortened humbucker screws (the machine type that come with pickups in general) to be mounted along with some foam.
    Bingo! That is exactly the problem I was having, too. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Screws for Direct Mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by Bowtomecha View Post
    There are longer pickup bracket mounting screws, I think for les Pauls, that might work. I use some 3/4 inch ones for my guitar. Make sure to grind down the highest threads under the head of the screws so they don’t grab the threads of the pickup screw holes. Or if you’re inventive enough, make a brass plate that gets bolted inside the pickup cavity and have it threaded with a screw tap to allow shortened humbucker screws (the machine type that come with pickups in general) to be mounted along with some foam.
    I did exactly that.

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