#1
does it require routing?
the reason that i am asking is that my local music store has a Squier telecaster custom with P90s in it and they also have a set of used EMG pickups.

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#4
I'm pretty sure that P90s and EMG humbuckers are NOT the same size... so it probably will require routing...
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#5
If they're not the same size anyway (or just don't fit in the slot) then it will require some routing. The best way to do this, and probably the only real way of doing it, is to make a jig which the bearing on the router blade can run on to keep the shape you want.

To make the jig you can do a number of things depending on what equipment you have access to. Assuming you don't have access to laser cutter, you can try to cut a jig by hand from some 5mm acrylic or other versatile plastic. The other option is to use wood, but I find that often chips and gets dented more easily if the blade slips.

It's pretty easy to do in reality, you just gotta make sure you set it all up properly It may be worth some practice with a router first before you use it on your guitar..?
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#6
i'm pretty sure if you're talking about the tele deluxe, there is a model with humbuckers instead. that would just be a drop in job
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#7
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i'm pretty sure if you're talking about the tele deluxe, there is a model with humbuckers instead. that would just be a drop in job


its the squier tele custom p-90 and its the only one in the shop as they sell used guitars
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If they're not the same size anyway (or just don't fit in the slot) then it will require some routing. The best way to do this, and probably the only real way of doing it, is to make a jig which the bearing on the router blade can run on to keep the shape you want.

To make the jig you can do a number of things depending on what equipment you have access to. Assuming you don't have access to laser cutter, you can try to cut a jig by hand from some 5mm acrylic or other versatile plastic. The other option is to use wood, but I find that often chips and gets dented more easily if the blade slips.

It's pretty easy to do in reality, you just gotta make sure you set it all up properly It may be worth some practice with a router first before you use it on your guitar..?


i wouldn't install them, i'd get the guy at the shop to do it, i just wanted an idea of what needed to be done so i could get an idea of how much it would cost
#9
ah cool, sorry then :P it shouldn't cost much really, unless they reeeaaally rip you off! I'd say it shouldn't cost more than about £20 but I dunno if you're in the UK or not so could be something totally different :L either way, shouldn't cost much
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#10
Since they are actual p90s you will need a new pickguard. P90s are longer but narrower than humbuckers. So you might be able to widen the pickup hole but there would not be any plastic for the mounting screws since humbuckers are shorter. The routing under the pickguard probably wont be an issue.