So I spent two hours last night trying to fit my BKP's to my RG7BSB. That was deciphering wiring diagrams, getting the stuff together to change them and physically removing the old pickups. Everything ready to go, I went to put the BKP's in and they don't fit. The BKP's have square tabs, my BSB has rounded tab routes The fucker's aren't even uniform, as I traced the shape of them and they're all different. I think Patrick Sims must've done the tab routes freehand.
Anyway, I'm based on site and our guys fit fences for a living, so I was sure someone would have something to shape the tabs off with here, and I was right. Since we are men, why use a file when a 25cc Stihl saw fitted with a carbide cutting disc will do It did the job alright, so tonight will see if I took enough off.
For those not familiar with a Stihl saw, it's one of these:
So yeah, why use the right tool for the job when you have access to something completely OTT
I've used a small metal file on a couple of BKPs to fit in a previously EMG'd guitar.