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Pickup Routing Templates for Jazz Bass

Pickup Routing Templates for Jazz Bass

Pickup Routing Templates for Jazz Bass Set for Bridge Pickup

Set for Bridge Pickup

Item # 2262
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Pickup Routing Templates for Jazz Bass Set for Neck Pickup

Set for Neck Pickup

Item # 2271
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Pickup Routing Templates for Jazz Bass Complete Set for Neck and Bridge Pickups

Complete Set for Neck and Bridge Pickups

Item # 2273
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Pickup Routing Templates for Jazz Bass

About This Item

Create perfectly shaped pickup cavities for Jazz Bass®.

Accurate template placement is easy—crystal clear routing templates allow you to see the guitar body underneath. Simply align the template's laser etched centerlines with the markings on your guitar to get the placement right every time.

StewMac's improved templates are now thicker with smooth laser-cut edges. Correct depth measurements are etched right on the template, so you don't need to puzzle over cavity dimensions, we've done that work for you.

"These improved, thicker templates mean I don't have to shim or double up templates to get contact with the router bearing."
—Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

  • Thickness: 3/8" (9.53mm)
  • Outer dimension: 5-7/8" x 3-7/8" (149.22mm x 98.42mm)
  • Clear acrylic
  • Laser etched centerlines and depth measurements
  • Countersunk holes for anchoring the template with flathead screws

Pickup Routing Templates for Jazz Bass are for routing the body cavity and for the pickup cutout in the pickguard. Each set includes 2 templates for drilling mounting holes and cavity corners, and another for routing the pickup cavity. Also included are drill bits, indexing pins and instructions.

    #2273 Complete Set for Bridge and Neck Pickups includes:
  • Template set for bridge pickup
  • Template set for neck pickup
  • #10 drill bit
  • 1/16" drill bit
  • Steel indexing pins (2)
  • Instructions

Create precision cavities every time: Align the template's centerlines with those you drew on your guitar. All you need is Double-stick Tape to keep the template in place. Optional: use flat head screws dropped into the counter-sunk holes—the router glides right over them. Use the Bosch Colt Router to lower your Ball-bearing Router Bit into the wood and make several shallow passes until the bearing rides smoothly along the template edge. When the bearing can ride against the cavity wall, remove the template so you can rout to the recommended depth engraved on your template.

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Pickup Routing Template for Jazz Bass

With these templates you’ll create pickup cavities as precisely as any major guitar manufacturers.

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Great Product


Verified Buyer

Other than USPS taking 2 weeks to deliver w/ StewMax shipping that was 2 day Priority...These Templates are Pro all the way....Easy instructions....extremely accurate, and good usable thickness...a must for a Professional install.


High-quality template but it's too small for most J-Bass pickups


Verified Buyer

I've done no fewer than a dozen pickup installs with these templates, and they're solid-quality. Thick, good guide marks, and offer a clean and darn-good looking rout.

The downside is that my J-bass pickup installs usually consist of folks wanting to install Active J pickups, and in these instances the resulting cavity is nearly always too small and I have to finish the rout with other methods. Most of the installs I've done are for EMG pickups, and not once (literally NOT ONCE) have they fit within the cavity once properly routed. Usually the issue seems to be that these pickups are either metal-covered or housed within a plastic housing, and all of these have a slight flare at the bottom of the pickup (you can push the top of the pickup through the routing template and it fits but is very tight, but you can't push the bottom of the pickup through it). Increasing the size of the overall perimeter outward by .010" or so would likely result in a perfect, all-around Jazz Bass pickup routing template that can take nearly any J pickup that is thrown at it while still manifesting in a pleasantly precise fit. I would re-purchase these templates if they revised them so that they would create a serviceable rout for the most popular pickups these days. As it stands now, as a professional this is one purchase that has yet to effectively allow me to recoup its cost.

Response from StewMac

Hi Schecter Guitar Research,

Thank you for sharing this feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. I have passed this suggestion along to our Product Development team for their consideration. Thanks again for this helpful information.


My first StewMac purchase.


Verified Buyer

This was my first purchase. I ordered 3 items and they showed up 2 days later. One of the items was mis-marked and could not be used. I attempted to call and resolve the situation when I was advised via recording that they were doing business and customer service exclusively by e-mail, a decision I don't completely understand since it is easy to forward a phone line. I waited until the last minute to order the items I needed so timeliness was an issue for me. Once I did get an e-mail reply, StewMac was very attentive and immediately sent a replacement item that did the trick. I wish I could have just resolved this over the phone the same day they arrived, but I received expert service from them once my issue was addressed. Thank you.


Immaculate! But....


Verified Buyer

I would give this routing set a 6 stars, but they are not long enough for Fender pickups. They should be at least 2.800 & 2.688 for bridge & neck pickups resp. (probably a little more for paint buildup). These measure 2.775 & 2.649, bridge & neck resp. They will work fine for Seymour Duncan's, Dimarzio's, Golden Age, EMG's etc. As a retired aerospace tool designer/engineer and ex machinist & jig & fixture builder, I previously made my own template set, but I thought these might be nice to own. As I don't have access to a milling machine in my retirement, I had previously made my own set by bench layout etc. Mine are just as good, but are long enough, I just carefully dremil out the .194 radius corners. I'll keep these to make correct sets in the future if needed. I'll shim about here and there, to slide them around as required and make a correct set for Fender pickups. Buyer beware. The Stew-Mac set is a great routing system, and the templates are immaculate, but they are not for Fender pickups.

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