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Old 04-21-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Replacement pick up needed with a single lug on one side and double on the other...

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I'm helping someone work on their Hofner Les Paul type guitar. Seems one of the pickups will need changing, so we are looking at replacements. The pickups are humbuckers and are mounted in rings. The mounting/height adjusting screws are arranged with a single one on one side and double on the other....

Being more of a superstrat/Ibanez player myself, I'm unfamiliar with this kind of arrangement. I wondered if someone could tell me how common it is and whether it would be easy or difficult to find replacement pick-ups to fit?

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Old 04-21-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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I think that Schaller make suitable pickup rings:

http://guitar-pickups.biz/hp135291/...6d59becebXY4676



Edit: Actually, the spacing might not be right for the double screw side.

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Old 04-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for that, but the rings are fine... It is the pickup itself I was asking after.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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Good luck...my old Carvin used double screws, when I swapped pups I needed to replace the rings for std single mount screw types.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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Schaller also make pickups to suit those rings.

Does your friend have some affinity for this style of pickup, or could he be persuaded to use regular mounting? It would be a lot easier to get pickups with single-screw ears and a pair of rings to match.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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Why not just use 2-hole rings instead of limiting yourself to the few 3-screw pickups on the market?
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:56 AM   #7
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Why not just use 2-hole rings instead of limiting yourself to the few 3-screw pickups on the market?

This. New rings are cheap, just replace them along with the pickups.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:23 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies. I'll have to check with him whether changing the ring would be an option. I'm sure when we spoke about it there was something to do with the cavity that would prevent doing this, but I'm not certain. I'll have a look properly and/or take some photos....

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