#1
I've been doing my first guitar project(Major fail, not even going to sell this piece of junk, looked better when it was considered trash and had scratches all over the finish.)

The pickups I ordered are a little.. bulky. My first attempt at trying to screw them into place lowered failed, they just went right back to their original position.

I tried to make the bridge higher, but no idea how. I've been playing guitar for many years but have never attempted anything like remaking someone's trash my own treasure(I only trashed this guitar's finish completely.) Any help appreciated, thanks.

http://imgur.com/XahXkmq
#2
I'm going to guess you didn't put the springs in like this:



And attached the pickup directly to the ring.

The springs allow you to adjust the height, and keep most of the pickup inside the route.
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I've been doing my first guitar project(Major fail, not even going to sell this piece of junk, looked better when it was considered trash and had scratches all over the finish.)

The pickups I ordered are a little.. bulky. My first attempt at trying to screw them into place lowered failed, they just went right back to their original position.

I tried to make the bridge higher, but no idea how. I've been playing guitar for many years but have never attempted anything like remaking someone's trash my own treasure(I only trashed this guitar's finish completely.) Any help appreciated, thanks.

http://imgur.com/XahXkmq


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#5
Usually if you don't have the springs on the pups sink into the ring (and flop around), not raise to the top, like in your pic. Are you sure you got the proper pups to replace in your guitar? Some pups have long legs on the base plate and others have short. If you put ones with long legs in a guitar designed for short ones you will get the problem I see in your pic. Here is a decent pic showing 2 pups, 1 with short legs and one with long. Just pay attention to the legs


Otherwise it would help out if you took a pic of your old & new pups next to each other and also a pic of the empty pup cavity on the guitar. Otherwise it's just kind of taking shots in the dark for all of us.

EDIT:
If it is a problem from you not mounting the pup to the ring properly with springs and all, here is a video (from Seymour Duncan) showing you how to properly and easily mount a pup to a ring. The damn things can be a little tricky your first time round, especially if you never even seen anyone do it before (the way I had to learn).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYhIpfPttCE
Last edited by Way Cool JR. at Apr 11, 2016,