My parts guitar (left) had a rattling truss rod. My attempts to fix it failed. I just so happened to have a Fender American Big Apple neck laying around. Doesn’t everyone have one of those laying around the house?
While I had the old WD Music neck off, I decided it was a good time to install a “Seth Lover” humbucker that I had. It too was just laying around. The pickup coming out is a Bill Lawrence “Wilde” Humbucker sized P-90. The Bill Lawrence single coils remain.
The “Seth Lover” pickup has cloth coated wire. That was a chore to remove. The springs were extra long and difficult to install with only two hands, but I finally prevailed. I Soldered the new pickup into place and replaced the pickguard. I screwed on the Fender neck and reused the old strings. Tweaked the truss rod a half turn and tuned it up. The intonation was actually right on. Plugged it into my amp and played. Sounded nice and beefy. Just like a humbucker should.
Rock on! \m/ \m/