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Old 05-03-2019, 03:13 PM
murrmac123 murrmac123 is offline
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So do you glue in a dowel in order to drill the hole then?
I can't speak for John, but for me the answer is no... not necessary.

I will explain further next week after fitting the K&K .
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:03 PM
M Hayden M Hayden is offline
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Then again, I bought, and have used the Stewart-MacDonald End-Pin Jack Reamer on about ten installations with no negative results. My advice is if you're going to play the game, step up to the plate and swing with all your might, instead of cheaping out and getting less than desired results, even if it costs you $83 (cost me $69 when I bought it).
Same here - with it, every penny. I drilled a hole through the end of the shaft and made a wooden handle for it. It takes only a few turns to ream by hand and I can steer the cut a bit by backing up and re-reaming areas to make sure itís dead straight. Iíve used it on a lot of instruments and itís held up, and it never ruins anything.
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:48 AM
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I can't speak for John, but for me the answer is no... not necessary.

I will explain further next week after fitting the K&K .
Ok yeah please post. I thought that using a drill in an already existing hole would be a very dangerous thing to do.
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Old 09-26-2023, 02:36 PM
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Just signed up for this forum to reply to @jackstrat above. That post from 2009 just guided an easy and problem-free install of a Fishman humbucker/mic blend soundhole pickup in a parlour guitar. THANK YOU!
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