#1
not shur if this the right forum but whatever.


if i get the esp alexi laiho 600 guitar could i route it for another oickups (it only comes with one). would this be hard? what kinda problems would there be if any
#2
Yes, you could. If you've routed before it should be fairly easy. Just tape down your template and go at it. If you've never used a router before it might be better to let someone else do it for you. Even if they don't know anything about guitars, a good woodworker will save you a lot of trouble and probably a finger or two if you let them help you. Problems you could run into include chipping the finish, tearing out extra wood, not aligning the template properly, loosing fingers, ect.
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#4
Honestly, I'd feel uncomfortable telling anyone to even practice routing without being shown the basics by someone first. A router can easily become the most dangrous tool in the shop if not used correctly. There's only so much you can learn by reading.
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#6
^A router can be dangerous if not used properly (like any tool).
A dremel will not cut it for routing work like that.
#7
Quote by ClaptonRules
A monkey with no arms could use a router. Just get a dremel one and its fine.


The monkey probably has no arms because he tried to use a powertool and didn't know what he was doing.
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#8
OK, well when your daddy gets home tell him to teach you how to use a pwer tool. But anyway a dremel with the router bit and attachment works just like a full size router.
#9
Believe me, I know how to use a router. But I've had enough close calls that I try to be responsible when giving advice. And yes, dremels are safer. They're also severely underpowered for routing a new pickup cavity.
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#10
In metal maybe bot not in wood, as long as the bit is sharp. a decent size dremel has enough power. sometimes moreso then some of the routers i have used.
#11
Well ok then, you obviously know more than me so I'll just let it drop.
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#12
Im not saying that, its just with the proper bits and stuff it has enough punch to route a pickup hole. the bigger actual routers might be too much for a small job like that if the guitar is already finished.
#13
Clapton rules. Have you ever tried routing something like that with a dremel?. a dremel is great for alot of things but routing like that isn't one of them. It doesn't have a strong enough motor. A dremel only just manages to do inlay channels.
#14
No it can do routing for a pickup. And Im not talking about the 15 dollar one that Wal-Mart sells. I am talking about the big dremel, it does have the motor power to route a pickup hole. Besides a big router in the hands of someone whos not framilliar with one would eat the F*CK out of a guitar. If he wants to do it himself a Dremel would be the best way to go. Anyway, Dave, quit trying to argue with me about everything. I have used a dremel to route through metal, so in this instense I know what I am talking about.