#1
ok so i am modifying the crap out of my old ass peavy raptor (this is mainly for experimental purposes) and this is the fiirst time i am doing everything on my own. so, a few years ago the pickup adjuster came loose and i have no idea how to fix it. every time i try screwing it back in, it won't go in as far as the bridge pickup (i am fixing the middle one) or it will go pretty far and pop out of place . What is wrong? Do i need to use a drill instead of a screwdriver?

by the way, i want to fix the crappy stock ones before i put in some new ones.
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#2
the pickup height isnt adjusting?

probably the springs under the guard, are too compressed and the pickup is loose.
you need to replace them, add sponge under the guard-above the pup, or pull them out a little to make them bouncier.
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#3
no the pickup is completely out. i have the springs and screws so they cant be too compressed (the pickguard is off), i am just wondering why i cant put it back in.
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#4
you need to get some bigger screws for your pickups, the plastic is cheap crap, and strips out easily, making your smaller screws useless, you COULD get some epoxy, and epoxy the holes, and then redrill the holes in the pickups, or you could get bigger screws. whatever you can to get them to stick, or you could get the pickups to the heightyou want, holding i with your hand, and put just a drop of super-glue on the screw to the pickup, a small small amount, and if you ever wanted to take it out, just tap it with somethingmetal, superglue breaks easlily from impact, especially if its a smal amount.
#5
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you need to get some bigger screws for your pickups, the plastic is cheap crap, and strips out easily, making your smaller screws useless, you COULD get some epoxy, and epoxy the holes, and then redrill the holes in the pickups, or you could get bigger screws. whatever you can to get them to stick, or you could get the pickups to the heightyou want, holding i with your hand, and put just a drop of super-glue on the screw to the pickup, a small small amount, and if you ever wanted to take it out, just tap it with somethingmetal, superglue breaks easlily from impact, especially if its a smal amount.


so if i just went ahead and bought my new pickups they would fit alright?
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#6
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so if i just went ahead and bought my new pickups they would fit alright?



as long as the pickups come withbigger screws. I boghtsome new pups once, and the screws didnt fit my pickguard, had to redrill the pickguard holes, then countersyn for the screw head soit didnt look trashy. it can be a real pain in the ass. plastic/rubber are very unforgiving in the guitar world.
#7
Yes, new pickups should fit right, they shouldn't have stripped threads. If I'm reading this right, it sounds like the threads on the bottom plate of the pickups are stripped, they won't hold and the pickup pops back out. New pickups won't have that problem and should work fine. Make sure they come with new screws.

Also I like using surgical tubing in place of the springs on pickup screws, it works really well and doesn't fall off as easy while you try to put the pickup together with the pickguard in the middle.
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#8
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Yes, new pickups should fit right, they shouldn't have stripped threads. If I'm reading this right, it sounds like the threads on the bottom plate of the pickups are stripped, they won't hold and the pickup pops back out. New pickups won't have that problem and should work fine. Make sure they come with new screws.

Also I like using surgical tubing in place of the springs on pickup screws, it works really well and doesn't fall off as easy while you try to put the pickup together with the pickguard in the middle.

Agreed. I also find that it adjusts smoother. Twice before, I have had the spring bind up on me and the pickup rattles up and down on one side. Ridiculous, I know. But, that's one of the reasons I switched to surgical tubing.
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But, that's one of the reasons I switched to surgical tubing.


where can i get some?
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