Sometimes things just don't go as planned. I had an old set of Dimarzio pickups I wanted to swap into my cheap Chinese headless guitar that I'm playing with. Unfortunately, the pickup routes are far too shallow for the height of Dimarzio pickups. So, I was left with three options.
- Route the cavities deeper (not going to happen since I no longer have a shop space)
- Replace the baseplate (cheap people don't spend money on cheap gear)
- Bend, cut, and re-drill new screw holes in the mounting tabs. (seemed like a great idea at the time)
Unfortunately, a little too much bending and a tab broke right off. I was just going to scrap the idea and put the stock pickups back in. They weren't that bad, just a little too high output for my taste. Our super-frugal, ultra-DIY specialist warehouse manager Kamil came up with a unique solution. So, I got the camera, and we got rolling.
Would I recommend this mod for others? No. Maybe if you're in a pinch and either don't know how or don't want to do one of the other (better) options. But it worked out ok in the end for me. More videos/demos of the custom wiring job and playing will come later.
Mod safe, and mod awesome!