Roland GK-3 divided pickup installation
Here’s a photo-document of the process of attaching my new Roland GK-3 pickup which came with my GR-20 Guitar Synthesizer. I mounted it on my ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Junior, which is a guitar I don’t mind messing up. Took about an hour. The bracket method works well for guitars with a removable bridge and height adjustable posts such as Les Paul. This method won’t work for a Strat.
Before – note sticky notes showing original bridge height so action can be adjusted to compensate for the metal bracket.
Strings off, testing out the bracket size:
Bracket with bridge back on for size. At this point, you can twiddle the bridge post screws to adjust the overall saddle height so the strings have the same action as before.
The bracket with the pickup screwed to it now, with little rubber tubes to allow height adjustability:
On bridge posts:
Strings back on, controller part temp mounting with Blu-Tack. The ‘pole pieces’ of the pickup can be varied in height contour depending on the curvature of your strings. There’s a tiny screw in the centre of the pickup.