LazyLightning72 wrote: ↑Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:57 pm Looking really good man, glad you got all the mods you wanted done.I like the pickups a lot, although mostly just use the middle. The SD-1 is pretty dark, more so than I expected, but sounds cool if you need it. The bridge is pretty bright, but comes in handy for certain rhythm parts that need to cut. Hard to directly compare with the Eastwood ones without A/B ing them with the old ones, but I’m just glad I have the ones Jerry had, since it’s a tribute to his tone. I also prefer the matte black to the shiny black with chrome bobbins, just in terms of looks.
How do you like the new pickups, compared to the ones it came with?
Also, how difficult was the new bridge to install?
Regardless, looks great, bet it sounds great too. Hope you have a lifetime of fun playing it.
The bridge was tricky because although it had the right center stud-to-stud distance spec wise, the type of studs had certain fittings that made the fit not work by like 1-2mm. I thought about plugging and re-drilling holes, but Bill gave me the idea of altering the bridge instead. In the end I was able to use the correct stud on one side which locked the bridge in place, then drill out some of the brass in the underside of the bridge and use a different type of stud on the other side that allowed it to work.
It had me stumped for a while but in the end it worked out so I’m stoked!
I did have to plug two of the holes from the old tailpiece with 3/16” dowels. I tapped them down with a hammer until they were flush with the body. Then, using the center hole of the old tailpiece I drilled two new holes in the body that allowed me to install the matching tailpiece for the bridge.