#1
Hi, i'm changing the single coil bridge pickup in my strat copy to a humbucker, and i need to cut the pickguard to make room for this. With what shall i cut it?
Thanks
P.S. My routing is H/S/S so I won't have to cut the wood
#2
what tools do you have available?
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#3
You could try scissors. Or a swiss army knife!
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#4
I have a really small saw, and a really big saw.
also a bunch of knives and scissors.. but i wasn't thinking of using those haha
#5
can you get your hands on a jigsaw? that's what I used for mine.
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#6
I have a compass saw.. I could probably buy a jigsaw, use it, and then return it :P
#7
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I have a compass saw.. I could probably buy a jigsaw, use it, and then return it :P

sly.

good idea though.
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#11
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You could try a razor knife, but personally I would just go and buy a new one, there like $10, and much better than the stock strat copy pickguard.

what makes a quality pickguard quality?
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#12
^agreed.

there's not much room to go in regards to a piece of plastic. Its pretty uniform.
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#14
yeah lol thats what i was thinking. and i would need to get a new pickguard that has the exact right placement of knobs and switches, otherwise i would have to cut the new one to fit anyways..
THanks for the help, guys
gonna cut it today
#17
I would use a dremel. That's what I did and it worked flawlessly.
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#19
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You can use a dremel, router, jigsaw, coping saw, maybe even a hacksaw.

Using scissors or a knife is just plain stupid.


I wouldn't use scissors... but I'd imagine, providing you used the right type, a knife would give quite clean results, no?