#1
k so, I recently bought some DiMarzio pickups for my Les Paul. The only problem is the rout of the guitar for the wire is way too small to fit one, let alone both pickup cables and the bridge ground.

I'll put up pics tomorrow, but basically I was wondering what tool I'd use to make the routing bigger? I was thinking a drill of some sort but a drill is more for a forward-type direction whereas I need to expand sideways.
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#2
bring it to a guitar shop unless you're good with a router which i will assume you're not :P

there isnt any sense harming your guitar just to save a few bucks.
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bring it to a guitar shop unless you're good with a router which i will assume you're not :P

there isnt any sense harming your guitar just to save a few bucks.


In Jamaica, there is no such thing as a guitar shop - just con men looking to make a quick buck. I pretty much HAVE to do this myself.
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You would have to use a router, unless it's kinda close, you could shape it out with a rasp, and sand it smooth i guess, easier to answer this when there's pics to go by.
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You would have to use a router, unless it's kinda close, you could shape it out with a rasp, and sand it smooth i guess, easier to answer this when there's pics to go by.


Maybe I should be more specific. The routing for the pickup wire is inside the bridge pickup's cavity and goes from there into the control cavity.

EDIT: I hate taking pics at night with my camera, but hopefully this should paint a better picture than my words.

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#6
If you are talking about the hole in the middle of the picture, to the left of the black wire, you need a drill bit that is wider that the existing hole, or a thin rasp. Either will let you make the hole bigger.

I had to do exactly the same thing with an EPI SG, it's really simple.

EDIT:

Oh, and make sure you are drilling at exactly the right angle if you use a drill
#7
yup, a drill bit, or a nice curved rasp will do ya.
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#8
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Now to find the right bit...
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