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So for school I am working on this explorer kit, cheap wood and hardware, but its fun to do.
So now I am thinking about buying some GFS pickups to put in the guitar.
I am wondering what are good pickups for real high gain?
If I buy these pickups, should I also buy pots ect, or can I use the one included with the kit?

And have to route a hole from the pickups to the control cavity, but I dont have the right tools for this, so I was thinking of routing the top of the guitar and put diamond plate on top of the body to hide up the routing.
Its a flat top anyone has experience with this?

Thanks
Gear:

Schecter Jeff Loomis 7-String
Engl Savage 120
Maxon OD-808
Harley benton 2x12 v30's
Bugera 333
Bugera 6260