I have a Telecaster originally routed for a Wide Range humbucker. I'd like to use a conventional humbucker though...
The problem is the distance between the pickup legs / mounting screws. The traditional humbucker being slightly narrower, the routing for the legs and screws of the will need to come in by about 5mm on each side.
The pickup cavity is routed with the deeper furrows at the edges 87mm apart, and the legs/screws of my traditional humbucker will impinge on the central (relatively elevated) flat floor of the pickup cavity.Inter-Mounting Screws Distance
WR Humbucker: 87mm
Conventional Humbucker: 77mm
Short of getting it properly routed, is there a simple DIY solution please?
In the picture, I've fitted a pick guard that's the correct size for a traditional humbucker (there's a bit of an overhang). But there's wood in the way of where the pickup legs / screws will go.
Expert opinions deeply appreciated...