#1

that screw is stripped and i cannot get it out of there. what are my options? i dont have one of those bolt removers or anything. what are my options? i dont want to buy one either as this is a rare occurrence and the screw is very small.

after this incident i feel like i should invest in new screws for my guitars. is there a company that makes screws that wont become stripped? are there stainless steel screws for pickguards and pickup rings?
#2
Take off your pickup ring and lift the pickup out, pull on the pickup while you screw. It will come out.
#4
If you have a drill, wrap a bit of sandpaper around the bit so it comes to a point, and slowly sand a line into it. Then use a flat head to get it out.
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#5
oh, you mean that the head is stripped. i see.

if you have a small handsaw and youre REALLY careful, cut a slot into it and use a flat head.
#6
this happened to me with both screws, lift the pickup ring out, raise the pickup by pushing it (two springs will give a bit of tension) then the screw should raise out the hole, grab your pliers and use them to turn it.
#7
I have a similar problem with a p bass copy i have damn annoying, went to rase the pick up a bit and the screw basically fell apart >_>
#8
I broke a tuner mounting screw putting it in the neck. That's the only problem with rock maple.
Anyway, I'd say you should be careful with a hacksaw and cut a flat head screw slot in it.
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#9
Well you can get those srew removal gouger thingies for pretty cheap at a hardware store. Or use plyers.
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