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Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby USBLUES » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:11 am

what kind of router do you use to route out the middle pickup on an Ibanez Musician? I have a regular sized router and it looks like it will be too big and hit the neck or bridge. Is there a jig or smaller router you guys use on guitars?
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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:17 am

USBLUES wrote:what kind of router do you use to route out the middle pickup on an Ibanez Musician? I have a regular sized router and it looks like it will be too big and hit the neck or bridge. Is there a jig or smaller router you guys use on guitars?

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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby USBLUES » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:10 am

Thanks for both links T-Jedi, I sent Brian a message, his work looks awesome, I love that Jerry-Strat on his site. Also I'm gonna be watching your build very closely, with the exception of the single coil i want to do that same stuff.
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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby USBLUES » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:49 pm

Got a reply from Brian, nice guy, he said he made a jig out of partical board. Sounds easy but time consuming, it will be the route i'm going
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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby jeffm725 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:10 pm

USBlues...
I did mine myself (and I suck at woodworking) and I didnt even use a real router. I used a Router attachment rig for a Dremel. Maybe that actually worked in my favor as a Dremel based router is not as powerful as a regular one and I was able to pretty much keep things in between the lines.

Because the standard musician pickups are HUGE compared to super 2's once you take them out of the Ibby you will realize that you dont have as much routing to do as you think.
Also remember that everything you do is going to be covered by pickups and a ring, so you dont have to be a master craftsman here either.
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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:13 pm

jeffm725 wrote:USBlues...
Also remember that everything you do is going to be covered by pickups and a ring, so you dont have to be a master craftsman here either.

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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby jkstraw » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:45 am

USBLUES wrote:it will be the route i'm going


Tell me that was a pun? :lol: I hope you'll take lots of pictures along the way. I'd be really interested in seeing how the project progresses. Good luck!
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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby USBLUES » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:31 am

That was a pun, busted :P

I will take pictures, the biggest problem is committing to breaking it down because i know i won't be able to play it for a long time, and since that last email about the dremel, i now want to go that route!!!!
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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby jeffm725 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:54 am

only 30 bucks at your local home depot


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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby USBLUES » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:39 pm

Been digging around but just can't find it, what kind of coil tap switch do i want for a rosebud wired guitar DPDT On On Mini Switch, or On Off On Mini? im thinking on on
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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby USBLUES » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:26 am

Stripped her down last night and took allot of pics, tried to post but couldn't figure it out :D and ive done it before, but whatever


One thing was the Shaller bridge was a little loose, is that normal and shoudl i just tighten the screws? Also +1 on the pickups being huge! theres almost no neck left under those things, once i figure out how to post pics I will start a new thread in guitar building/modding.

I have two super II's and i'm gonna buy a dual sound for the middle, what do ya think of that setup? Super II's bridge and neck, dual sound in the middle.
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Re: Ibanez Musician Pickup Routing

Postby JonnyBoy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:42 am

USBLUES wrote:Been digging around but just can't find it, what kind of coil tap switch do i want for a rosebud wired guitar DPDT On On Mini Switch, or On Off On Mini? im thinking on on



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