Can anyone advise me on how easy or how difficult it would be to mod. a 2010 MIA Standard Telecaster to take a bair of Bare Knuckle humbuckers bridge and neck? I was thinking Pain Killer bridge and Nail Bomb neck, for a Jim Root style passive Telecaster.
I think the current body would need routing to fit a humbucker in the bridge?? And then I'd need a humbucker bridge.
Any think else I kneed to know about this type of mod?
I'm not 100% sure, but I THINK Fender routes their Tele bodies to accept both humbuckers and singlecoils. At the very least, I can confirm my '97 American Standard has a humbucker-sized route in the neck. That said, if you want to check, take the strings off and unscrew the pickguard, you ought to be able to see if you lift it off even an inch or so.
Fender's pretty savvy to the fact that part of the appeal of their guitars is they're so much fun to hotrod.