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How to fit a Les Paul pickup ring to the curved top

Issue 192 June 06, 2013

Don't ruin your pickup rings by skipping this step! Dan Erlewine nibbles, files, scrapes and sands to create a curve that matches the top of his Les Paul.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkYour Les Paul's top is curved, but it's not radiused
  • checkmarkHot Tip! The half-pencil trick comes in handy again!
  • checkmarkLow-tack tape from a sign shop protects your finish
  • checkmarkMaking a wooden holder for shaping the plastic

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