Humbucker Mounting Ring on a Pickguard?

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Humbucker Mounting Ring on a Pickguard?

Post by Chodrick » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:08 pm

Hey guys,
I had a truly unique idea for a Warmoth Jazzmaster guitar I wanted to build. I would install three humbuckers with a Seymour Duncan Triple Shot mounting ring on each, along with a 6 way toggle switch I found on StewMacs website. However the Triple Shot mounting ring is very very thin, and it starts to bend inwards when I have the pickup screwed in. There is something that has been bugging me for a while on the Kurt Cobain Jaguar, and no amount of research shows any promising answers to this question.

The Jaguar has a mounting ring holding the humbuckers while they are also mounted to the pickguard, I thought maybe they just had the screw that holds the pickup and not the four mounting screws on the corners. This is not the case, they look like they have very small screws holding the ring down. But are the screws through the body? The pickguard? What???

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I would really like to see my guitar idea become a reality, but with how thin the Triple Shot rings are I am too afraid that they will crack and break. If anyone can shed some light on this or anyone who owns one show my some pictures of the underside of the pickguard or something I would really appreciate it.

Thank you guys!!!

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Re: Humbucker Mounting Ring on a Pickguard?

Post by Mr Putter » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:13 am

I've got a jaguar that was routed for humbuckers and the rings are mounted to the guard and the screws go through to and anchor to the body also. I put a humbucker in a squier strat for fun and used a mounting ring that only anchored to the guard which is sturdy enough.

Personally I think rings look better and they make modding pickguards easier as you don't have to be tidy, just make a hole and the rings cover it.

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Re: Humbucker Mounting Ring on a Pickguard?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:15 pm

Mr Putter wrote:I've got a jaguar that was routed for humbuckers and the rings are mounted to the guard and the screws go through to and anchor to the body also. I put a humbucker in a squier strat for fun and used a mounting ring that only anchored to the guard which is sturdy enough.

Personally I think rings look better and they make modding pickguards easier as you don't have to be tidy, just make a hole and the rings cover it.
Completely agree. My first guitar was a knock-off (Abilene: Samick side brand) Strat and it's all sorts of alternating black and cream and both humbuckers (Bridge is SD JB, Neck is SD 59) have cream rings and I think it looks SO much better. The cheaper Ibanez double-cut models have humbuckers mounted straight to the guard and it just looks so cheap to me.
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Re: Humbucker Mounting Ring on a Pickguard?

Post by morganp » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:12 pm

What about one of those thin metal pickup rings, mounted underneath for support? Like this one from GFS: http://www.guitarfetish.com/Pair-Chrome ... p_587.html
I think it would be thin enough to not raise the height much.

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Re: Humbucker Mounting Ring on a Pickguard?

Post by Beebe » Wed May 22, 2024 2:49 am

The Cobain MIM Jaguar humbucker rings mount directly to the guard. The mounting screws thread into the plastic.

I know because the holes in the replacement guard I'm currently trying to install are too large.

I'm attempting to fill and redrill the holes. I mixed some stewmac binding glue with wood dust. If that doesn't work, I'll melt some binding scraps in acetone to make a paste.

I tried gluing wood discs I cut from dowels to the back of the guard, but they had to be too small to fit in the routing.

Long screws into the body could work, but there are lots of wires in a jag that would need to be dressed around them.

Tiny machine screws and lock nuts might work, but the nuts would have to be really small to fit in the body routes.
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Re: Humbucker Mounting Ring on a Pickguard?

Post by Beebe » Wed May 22, 2024 3:05 am

Forgot to mention... One screw does mount into the body, as only one screw location doesn't fall over a body route.
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Re: Humbucker Mounting Ring on a Pickguard?

Post by GilmourD » Wed May 22, 2024 5:25 am

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Beebe wrote:
Wed May 22, 2024 2:49 am
The Cobain MIM Jaguar humbucker rings mount directly to the guard. The mounting screws thread into the plastic.

I know because the holes in the replacement guard I'm currently trying to install are too large.

I'm attempting to fill and redrill the holes. I mixed some stewmac binding glue with wood dust. If that doesn't work, I'll melt some binding scraps in acetone to make a paste.

I tried gluing wood discs I cut from dowels to the back of the guard, but they had to be too small to fit in the routing.

Long screws into the body could work, but there are lots of wires in a jag that would need to be dressed around them.

Tiny machine screws and lock nuts might work, but the nuts would have to be really small to fit in the body routes.
Is there not wood directly below the holes for the rings?

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