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    Direct Mount Active EMG's

    Is there a way to direct mount these without screwing the screw ring on the pickups? I mean that brass thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpexus View Post
    Is there a way to direct mount these without screwing the screw ring on the pickups? I mean that brass thing.
    Screw a pickup baseplate onto the bottom of the cavity, use thick rubber tubing on the screws to create stability spacers between it and the pickup you're mounting. If you make sure the baseplate has the smaller diameter 'passive' screw size then the head of it will hold the pickup in and not mess with the threads at all.

    In fact, check my 'FU Tone' thread two posts below and I've added some images of how to do it.

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    Yeah I know your system and thank you for it

    I forgot to say and without modifying the pickups cavity in any way, but it seems there's no other way.

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    So the standard thread on quality pickups (not import cheap stuff) is a #3-48 screw. If you can find a smaller screw like a #2 wood or sheet metal screw that is ~1" long you can screw through the holes without messing them up.

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    The longest that McMaster-Carr (huge industrial supplier in the states) carries is 3/4" in #2 sheet metal screws https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/driv...rew-size~no-2/

    That might work depending on how deep your cavities are.

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    I just drill the inserts out a bit.

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    I totally forgot to reply to this, my fault.

    Tks for all the suggestions guys

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