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Pickguard screws on JTV-69s vs. Fishman Triple Play

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Hi folks.  I've read some of the other threads on this topic, but I'm not sure my scenario is covered.

 

I own a Fishman Triple Play - currently installed on a MIM Strat, but would love to move it to my JTV-69S. 

 

As others have noted, installing the FTP (or GK-3, for that matter) is just fine on a JTV-69 or JTV-59.  However, I have the SSS version of the JTV-69, and the pickguard shape is pretty different, especially in the area where the FTP would need to be installed.

 

Two pickguard screws secure the edge between the bridge and the bridge pickup.  With those in-place, I can't fit the FTP in that area (where it really needs to be.)

 

So, my question is - can I safely remove those two screws on the JTV-69S without worrying about the Variax innards being impacted

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Removing 2 screws shouldn't do anything if you can put them back afterwards. It could make the pickguard loose if you leave them off though which could result in hardware being loose as well.

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Thanks, clayman. In my case, I'd either need to leave out the screws permanently, or find replacement screws that were flush with the pickguard.  The FTP pickup would lay across where those two screws currently reside.  I'm heading to the hardware store tomorrow to see if they have any screws with a flat top.

 

Just wanted to make sure I don't destroy anything by temporarily removing those two screws...

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Thanks, clayman. In my case, I'd either need to leave out the screws permanently, or find replacement screws that were flush with the pickguard.  The FTP pickup would lay across where those two screws currently reside.  I'm heading to the hardware store tomorrow to see if they have any screws with a flat top.

 

Just wanted to make sure I don't destroy anything by temporarily removing those two screws...

 

Nah, removing those 2 screws won't do anything. The only possible thing that could do that is if you take them off and violently started shaking the guitar while hardware could be loose, but even then that's probably hard too.

 

I suggest following up with your idea. Get the same gauge screws with a flathead so the fishman lays flat against the pickguard. 

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