I am replacing my stock HB-102 Korean Duncans with a Jazz/JB combo. Small problem. The old pups were not covered, the new ones are nickel. The bridge pickup fits fine, but the neck pup does not clear because of the solder buckles at the base of the cover. It's literally off by a fraction of an inch.
Looking at the situation, it looks like if I could melt the solder and squeeze the cover in place it would clear. Bad idea?
I'd rather not take a saw to the body of the guitar. I'd like to keep the nickel covers. I don't want to harm the pickup either.