I just got a pair of DiMarzio DLX soapbars to replace the P90s in my Les Paul.
My LP has the usual mounting plate in the pickup cavity. So, how do I go about mounting the DLX's?
The mounting screws for the DLX are on the outer sides of the pickups, like a minihumbucker, rather than in the center of the pickup.
The mounting plate itself does have holes drilled in it for the outer mounting screws, but the wood underneath does NOT have holes drilled into it.
Should I use wood screws and drill holes underneath the mounting plate? What else should I do to stabilize and install the pickup?
Dig this picture (not mine). It shows the mounting plate with two outer holes where mounting screws go (see the red arrows). But the wood underneath the plate is not drilled.