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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: SCPB-3 / Bronco Project Reply with quote

Hi.

Just about to fit a SD SCPB-3 in my bronco and would like to know of any tips and advice in advance please? Looks like I have to build up the cavity for the pup to sit a tthe right hight. I also may have to widen the cavity slightly for accurate alignment with the E string.

You comments and thoughts appreciated as ever,
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather than "build up" the cavity, use foam stuck under the pickup... that's what Fender do/did on basses and the Jazzmaster/Jaguar.

http://www.fender.com/guitar-bass-parts/misc-parts/pickup-height-foam-strip-916-x-12-neoprene-2/
http://www.fender.com/guitar-bass-parts/misc-parts/pickup-shielding-material-38-x-38-x-3-12-rubber-2/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is without doubt one of those times where you should never buy the product marketed as for a guitar specific use.

Work out what size you need and you can buy five metres of the stuff for the price they're charging for two little off cuts.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice guys.

I'm slightly confused bu the foam however, I presumed the pup would have to screw directly into the body - there are no springs or such supplied.

Apologies if i'm not on the right track here, this is my first project.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pickups do screw into the body but sat on top of the foam.

The foam effectively acts like a spring. It's not as adjustable of course, but it will compress a little to allow some adjustment. As long as the height of the foam is pretty close to where you want it it will be fine and will have sufficient range of adjustment.

It means that you'll likely have to have the pickup screws underneath the pickguard. Or you could use a spring or piece of tubing to act as a spacer and still have the screws go through the pickguard.

Here's a quick MS Paint diagram to show you how it works.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Shabba.

I think that puts it straight now in my head.

Nice one cheers.
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