Thunderbird Pickup

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adamrobertt
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Thunderbird Pickup

Post by adamrobertt » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:03 am

I kinda want to put one of these in my Jazzmaster. They look like they might be similarly sized - anyone know how much modification is necessary to fit one in a standard JM?

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Re: Thunderbird Pickup

Post by HarlowTheFish » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:16 am

IIRC they fit in the standard JM footprint, but you need a new pickguard and new mounting holes.

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Re: Thunderbird Pickup

Post by adamrobertt » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:59 am

I saw after I posted this that Curtis Novak apparently makes an adapter base plate so that they can fit into a standard JM spot. Kinda cool! I may stick one in the bridge on one of my Jazzmasters at some point....

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Re: Thunderbird Pickup

Post by Gordon » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:29 pm

No need for a new pickguard, they fit right in. However, the "ears" of the JM pickup route will show... But it you get a Thunderbird mounting ring (easy to find, the perfectly standard TB ring), it will hide everything, just screw the ring onto the guard.
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