Musician_Cooter
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Join date: Jan 2013
381 IQ
#1
So I picked up a 1994 Peavey Tele a while back for pretty cheap.
I was looking for one forever because I'm a huge Peavey fan.
Anywho, I put a set of grover tuners on it, but a Fender bridge on it, and then put a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pick up in the bridge.
It's a great rock guitar, and I love it. I can toss it around and it's not a big deal because the dings add character.
However, recently, I've been wanting a hotter pick up.
I like the Jim Root tele's, but they're WAY out of budget.
I dont like the single coil EMGs, so I found this bridge on warmoth:
http://www.warmoth.com/Gotoh-Humbucker-Tele-Bridge-Black-P603.aspx

I was thinking of doing that and putting either an emg 81 pick up, or a Duncan Blackout in the bridge.
However, the problem that ensues, is that there isn't a "wiring cavity" in the back of the body.
You can see that here
http://www.guitar-museum.com/uploads/guitar/57/320175901262-6.jpg

So my question is, has anyone else found an easy solution around this, or ?

I'll be taking this to a shop to have it done, as I don't trust myself with wood work at all, like would be required to cut the space for the humbucker. I'm just wondering where I could route the battery?
Guitar gear used:
LTD EC-1000 Sunburst (jb/'59)
'94 Peavey Reactor EMG loaded
Eleven Rack
Crown XLS1000
Avatar Traditional 2x12
Carvin Neo 2x10 and 1x15
Spaun Drum Kit
Musician_Cooter
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2013
381 IQ
#3
I dont mean to bump this, but how hard would it be to just do this on my own and save the $200 total for the pick up, routing, and installation ?
(I'm getting a Blackout for my bridge, then I'm paying $110 for it to be routed, have a battery clip put in the back, and set up with the new bridge)
Guitar gear used:
LTD EC-1000 Sunburst (jb/'59)
'94 Peavey Reactor EMG loaded
Eleven Rack
Crown XLS1000
Avatar Traditional 2x12
Carvin Neo 2x10 and 1x15
Spaun Drum Kit
Last edited by Musician_Cooter at Feb 8, 2013,
von Layzonfon
UG's Grammar Stickler
Join date: Dec 2010
1,214 IQ
#5
If you've got a router and some scrap wood your best bet would be to have a go and see how you feel about it. Routing isn't particularly hard but it can go wrong in unpleasant ways. It never hurts to have a few practice runs and templates are pretty much essential. Also, you'll be routing into the finish so extra care will be needed not to damage that.

As an aside, my step-daughter has a Peavey strat and it's a cracking little guitar.
Musician_Cooter
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2013
381 IQ
#6
Quote by von Layzonfon
If you've got a router and some scrap wood your best bet would be to have a go and see how you feel about it. Routing isn't particularly hard but it can go wrong in unpleasant ways. It never hurts to have a few practice runs and templates are pretty much essential. Also, you'll be routing into the finish so extra care will be needed not to damage that.

As an aside, my step-daughter has a Peavey strat and it's a cracking little guitar.


The router I have access to isnt that good...
I guess I'm taking it in to get the work done.
Also, you're right, Peavey makes great quality instruments.
Guitar gear used:
LTD EC-1000 Sunburst (jb/'59)
'94 Peavey Reactor EMG loaded
Eleven Rack
Crown XLS1000
Avatar Traditional 2x12
Carvin Neo 2x10 and 1x15
Spaun Drum Kit