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Does Your Semi-Hollow Have A Big Or Small Hole?


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In regard to Epiphone 335-type thin hollow guitars with a center block, there is some contention about whether or not the hole between the bridge pickup rout and the lower chamber is large enough to pass components (pots, switches) through. I know that some do, but I'd like to see how many. If you own (or have worked on) one, and have had the bridge pickup out, let us know.

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I'm also in the "no hole" category (Lucille).

 

Peter ... have you ever had a look at what's behind the back cover of your Lucille? It looks like something NASA would design what with the circut board for the Vari-Tone and all the heavy cableing ... pretty impressive stuff!

 

Jim

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I'm not real sure which way to vote. After loosening the strings enough to raise the pickup enough to shine a light in there, I can see that my '98 MIK has a square cutout approximately 1/2 " across. Plenty of room for wires to pass through, but I'm not sure about the pots. I don't have much experience with far-eastern guitar pots, but I know that the full size pots on my amp will not pass through that cutout...so is mine large or small?

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I'm not real sure which way to vote. After loosening the strings enough to raise the pickup enough to shine a light in there' date=' I can see that my '98 MIK has a square cutout approximately 1/2 " across. Plenty of room for wires to pass through, but I'm not sure about the pots. I don't have much experience with far-eastern guitar pots, but I know that the full size pots on my amp will not pass through that cutout...so is mine large or small? [/quote']

 

Lifting might not get you a good enough view to tell, now if you pulled the PU out of the cavity on the other hand, then you'll have a clear view. If its really only 1/2" then I'd go with small.

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