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Old 03-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Silly Question

Hi guys,

I'd like to build my own guitar someday but obviously not before collecting all the information and tools! There's one dumb question that I can't seem to find the answer to.

On a solid body build, how does the wiring run from the pickups to the pots? I'm pretty sure Les Pauls and the like have a channel routed but then a top is put on which obviously covers it. What if there is no top? I've looked inside my SG and it looks like a small drill hole but I don't see how a drill could've got in there to make the hole!

Hope someone can help. Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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You can get tools that attach from the drill to the drill bit that bend and twist, or you can just drill at an angle... when I made mine i just drilled at an angle, was a bit fiddly but you can make it work.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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You need a long drill, but basically you just poke it in at an angle. You can get it a lot shallower angle than you think at first. That's it, nothing complicated to it. =]

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Old 03-04-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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on alot of them, a pickguard covers the routes. on ones without a pickguard or a top like an lp, yeah they drill a hole and run the wires through it. they just use a long drill bit and poke it in on an angle. if you download the resource pack, and have a look at the plans in there, the hole should be on those plans
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:41 AM   #5
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Great! Thanks for all your help, glad I got it cleared up.

I did think that's how it must be done but wanted clarification.

Thanks again.
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