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    Default Duncan mounting/height adjustment screws

    Why are they a different size from everyone else's? I just got a used Duncan Distortion which has no mounting screws. I have plenty other spare pickups - old no name, Bill Lawrence, Jackson, Epiphone - they are all the same size as each other, but all too big!

    I've had to do a Seasick Steve and use tape to hold the pickup in - where can I get the correct mounting screws for Duncans anyone?

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    Default Re: Duncan mounting/height adjustment screws

    Quote Originally Posted by Diocletian View Post
    Why are they a different size from everyone else's? I just got a used Duncan Distortion which has no mounting screws. I have plenty other spare pickups - old no name, Bill Lawrence, Jackson, Epiphone - they are all the same size as each other, but all too big!

    I've had to do a Seasick Steve and use tape to hold the pickup in - where can I get the correct mounting screws for Duncans anyone?
    I've used Fender pickup screws on Duncans before as well as no-name machine screws and never had an issue.

    don't be afraid to apply some pressure to get the screw started. also make sure that the hole isn't clogged with potting wax.

    lastly, check to make sure the threading on the baseplate isn't damaged - that would make the screw seem too big and not want to "take"

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    Default Re: Duncan mounting/height adjustment screws

    I've never had a problem with this and I've swapped Duncan humbuckers in and out of guitars that have also had humbuckers by Gibson, DiMarzio, Bare Knuckle, Epiphone and Tonerider. The only humbucker I've found that required different screws was an old Ibanez Super 70.
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    Default Re: Duncan mounting/height adjustment screws

    Well, this is odd then. Both of you have had no problems, but I tried putting some force onto the screws I have spare and they simply wouldn't go in and seem to be too thick.
    The guy I bought the pickup from says he's got the screws and he's sending me them so hopefully they'll fit.
    The pickup does have the Seymour Duncan logo stamped on it, so I'm pretty certain it really is a genuine Duncan.

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    Default Re: Duncan mounting/height adjustment screws

    Uh? Gibson, DiMarzio and Duncan and all the boutique PAFs have the same screws.

    Lawrence uses single coil format screws for the humbuckers.

    The original pickups in my Kramer Focus have different format, maybe that's some format specific to Asian pickups?

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    Default Re: Duncan mounting/height adjustment screws

    Quote Originally Posted by uOpt View Post
    Uh? Gibson, DiMarzio and Duncan and all the boutique PAFs have the same screws.

    Lawrence uses single coil format screws for the humbuckers.

    The original pickups in my Kramer Focus have different format, maybe that's some format specific to Asian pickups?
    Yeah I wondered about the Asian thing myself, you could be right. I emailed Duncan themselves about it and they kindly offered to send me some, great customer service.

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