#1
alright i have the ltd alexi-600 guitar and it has only one pickup and im cool with that but sometimes i wouldnt mind a neck pickup so my question is, if i got a single coil and left it inside the guitar where the wires and stuff is would it still work without having to cut a hole in the guitar and if i can do some sort of push/pull thing with the knob to change between pickups. so if anyone has anything of this sort or thinks what i should do i would apreciate it.
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#2
sort of, but it would be really muffled. very hard to get a decent sound like that.
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#3
Yeah, it would sound pretty crappy. There cant be wood between the strings and pickup.
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#4
route?
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#5
just "cut" your hole......it'll be worth it afterwards
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#6
lol thats a crazy idea. i wouldnt do it w/o cuttin a hole. try to make a templet and nab a router. take some packin tape and put it on the body where you want the pickup and make your marks with a black or silver sharpie depending on the color of your axe... then router out the section where the pick up is gonna go. either that or get a professional
#7
alright i might just end up cuting a bigger hole for a humbucker,does that make the job harder?
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#8
I believe Fender made a prototype guitar with the pickup under the pickguard, and it either a) produced very little sound, or b) sounded horrible. I can't remember what the result was, but as you can see, it wasn't desireable.

You have three options. 1) route for a neck pickup. 2) install a peizo, which probably won't sound like a neck pickup. 3) route out the back of the guitar for some Variax type of pickup.
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#9
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Yeah, it would sound pretty crappy. There cant be wood between the strings and pickup.


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EDIT - If you want to get a little crazy, try installing a contact mic between the neck and body (sandwiched in the neck pocket) on a Strat or Tele. I've done this on a couple of guitars for people with some success. Coupled with a piezo bridge with a blend control, it adds quite a bit of warmth to brittle piezo pickup tones.
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#10
Errr... Where would you stick this pickup if you don't wanna rout for it? You say "inside", but there's no secret room inside that guitar. It's not hollow, and "where the wires are" is in the lower wing, way off to the side, away from the strings. The only way you could put a neck pickup on it without routing is if you stuck it on the back, and that'd make next to no sound at all...
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