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

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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.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Your Les Paul's top is curved, but it's not radiused
  • Hot Tip! The half-pencil trick comes in handy again!
  • Low-tack tape from a sign shop protects your finish
  • Making a wooden holder for shaping the plastic

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