#1
My new(used) guitar has cracked pup rings. I figured it wasn't that big of a deal seeing as that was the only thing wrong with it.

Anyway, I've been looking online and trying to figure out what kind of rings to get. The guitar is an Esp ltd f-200 and it has EMG-Hz pups. I thought maybe the humbucker pup rings would work. But since this is the first time that I have to buy rings, any advice would be good. Also, what material would be good? I have plastic rings on my other guitar and they seem kind of weak and flimsy.
#2
Plastic is standard, I don't think there's anything wrong with it personally but if you want something beefier they make wood and metal ones.

A humbucker ring is correct, but make sure you get rings for a flat top guitar. Rings for a carved/arched top will not fit on your guitar.
#3
Thanks. I know plastic is standard but I have one pickup on my old guitar where the top and bottom of the frame is bending outward. It looks like a rectangle with the top drawn upward and the bottom drawn downward. Idk what that means and I don't want to mess with it.

Are there different plastic grades? I saw some plastic ones for dirt cheap. I found a metal one but I have no experience with metal rings. I like this one though.
http://www.allparts.com/PC-0741-003-Humbucking-Pickup-Rings-Flat-Black_p_2440.html

This is a plastic one that I found. Which I'm not too sure about.
https://m.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dimarzio-humbucker-mounting-ring/309388000251053?gclid=CMOOzcLtg7wCFW3xOgod7RUA1w&kwid=productads-plaid%255E57302785987-sku%255E309388000251053@ADL4MF-adType%255EPLA-device%255Em-adid%255E30426042147&source=3WWRWXGP
#4
Also be careful I just bought a HB ring last week (at local store) got home and it is actually smaller than the one I need by 1/16" and none of the mounting holes line up right. The HB does fit correct, but the HB route is visible on both sides. I'm just going to order one online from a site I have before where I know they fit correct
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
Quote by A3ON
This is harder than I thought. Where do I measure?

I have never had a problem with them when ordering from www.guitarfetish.com
My local shop is the ones who had the different size
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#8
Quote by A3ON
I might have a problem though.


what a cliff hanger. how about sharing your problem?

humbuckers in general tend to be pretty standardized.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

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#9
Quote by gumbilicious
what a cliff hanger. how about sharing your problem?

humbuckers in general tend to be pretty standardized.

Yeah, they are.

TS you should be fine ordering from a web site.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#10
Quote by gumbilicious
what a cliff hanger. how about sharing your problem?

humbuckers in general tend to be pretty standardized.


The fitting. Size-wise. What works for one person might not work for the other.
#11
Quote by A3ON
The fitting. Size-wise. What works for one person might not work for the other.

In 15+ yrs I have only encountered this 1 time
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate