#1
Ok, I've never done any kind of customization before and honestly don't have a great idea how guitars are put together to begin with, so I want to start by replacing the single coil pickups on my Mustang with humbuckers, like Kurt Cobain did with his. Now, I have pretty much zero idea what this entails - I know I'd have to modify the pickguard to accomodate them, but that's about it. So, 1) What do I have to do to replace them, 2) how much work is it, and 3) what kind of pickups would you guys suggest? I want a really crunchy sound, but I also want to retain some of the clean tone I can get now. Thanks in advance to anyone who bothers to reply to my noob questions
El Gearo:

Fender '69 Reissue Mustang
Fender American Standard P-Bass

Fender Blues Junior
#2
with a mustang i believe it would require cutting the pickguard and routing the guitar to fit the humbuckers...
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#3
well you can't replace single coils with humbuckers unless you reroute the pickup cavity (space where pick up goes) that could be hard. might want it done by a professional.
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#4
You could get some single coil sized humbuckers. What kind of tone are you looking for?
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#5
^ Ya, I just read up on single coil sized humbuckers, that seems like the easiest option. Ideally, distorted, I'd want to be able to have a nice Slash-esque high end and a crunchy low end. Thinking more on it, I don't care that much about what it sounds like clean - although it would be good to have a nice warm clean sound, I've got a hollowbody for that =D. Sorry if I'm not much help with specifics
El Gearo:

Fender '69 Reissue Mustang
Fender American Standard P-Bass

Fender Blues Junior
#6
Maybe a Seymout Duncan Little '59 in the neck, and wither a Little '59 or Hotrails in the bridge.
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#7
You'll need HBs for that sound. Lift up the pickguard and see how big the routs in the wood are.
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