#1
I recently ordered the ESP LTD Alexi 600-SE (pink limited edition), and as most of you know the Alexi sigs only have a bridge pickup (no neck pickup).

I'm pretty okay with this because I mostly play Bodom-style songs that use the primarily the bridge pickup. But if I wanted to, could I install a neck pickup on it? And how much would that cost?
Last edited by fixationdarknes at Nov 7, 2007,
#2
youd need to take it to a specialist
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#3
you would have to route out a hole.
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#5
yes
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#6
definately possible but wont come cheap
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#7
do you own this model guitar?

if not then, imo dont buy it.
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do you own this model guitar?

if not then, imo dont buy it.


Haha why not? I just bought it online for $950; hasn't come yet. I've tried out the Alexis in the stores though and I like them except for the lack of a deep cutaway. But this pink one has a deeper cutaway, so it's all good.
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Haha why not? I just bought it online for $950; hasn't come yet. I've tried out the Alexis in the stores though and I like them except for the lack of a deep cutaway. But this pink one has a deeper cutaway, so it's all good.


They are terrible value for the money. IMO they are uncomfortable, and for the amount of money you shell out for a high end one, they could at least put a better pickup in it. HZ's sound nothing like the actives, and they just generally don't sound too good at all. I know it's what Alexi uses, but he runs it through lots of effects to make it sound good. I would much rather have a Jackson RR24. Heck, I would take a $700 RR3 over a $1000 Alexi.
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#10
Why don't you just buy a similar model with a neck pickup? Seems logical to me.
#11
Smart purchase.



Alexi doesn't even use the pickup that comes in that guitar, and when he did, he used an active gain boost with it.
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#12
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Why don't you just buy a similar model with a neck pickup? Seems logical to me.


I haven't seen any two-pickup Rhoades-shaped guitars with cutaways as deep as the Alexi 600 (limited pink edition). Only one is the ESP LTD MMV SN, and it isn't being produced anymore.

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They are terrible value for the money. IMO they are uncomfortable, and for the amount of money you shell out for a high end one, they could at least put a better pickup in it. HZ's sound nothing like the actives, and they just generally don't sound too good at all. I know it's what Alexi uses, but he runs it through lots of effects to make it sound good. I would much rather have a Jackson RR24. Heck, I would take a $700 RR3 over a $1000 Alexi.


RR24's cost $1225. My pink Alexi costed me $950. If I merely placed a good active pickup in the guitar, which would cost no more than $100, then I'd have an RR24 but with a better cutaway and a satin finished neck...and I'd still be saving almost $200. What's the problem?
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#14
if he's that psyched on his new purchase we shouldn't bash on him. congrats on the new guitar man! however...to put in a neck pickup, you're gonna have to drill out some of the body to make room for it and the electronics. not to mention drilling out a place for a pickup selector and volume/tone controls if you want those. and it needs to be done in the proper place on the body. thus...it can be done, and you'd have a sweet sort-of custom guitar...but it's gonna cost you. if a neck pup is that important to you, go to a luthier and ask for a quote. then you can decide whether you want to do that, change your order, or just have the one pickup.
#15
Alright thanks dude that's helpful. I may just wait 'til I buy a custom-made guitar in a few years actually. Would save me a lot of trouble.