#1
I recently got a plywood guitar body for very cheap and plan to make a similarly cheap guitar out of it. My question is about the pickups.
What kind of sound can I best get out of a plywood body? I probably won't be able to get incredible sustain and stuff, so it wouldn't make much sense to get hi-gain pickups. That said, what type should I get that would go best with the body wood(s)?
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#2
If you get actives, they don't rely on the body wood. They have a pre-set eq, although some have an adjustable EQ. Regular passives would not sound good in plywood.
#3
Eh...I don't have enough money for an HSS set of actives. I was thinking of getting all lipstick pickups. Would that get a really jangly sound?
If not, could I get normal pickups and an onboard preamp unit?
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#4
lipsticks would probably work out, make yourself a poor man's Rickenbacker (in terms of sound, at least). Danelectros were made of hardboard, after all....
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#5
Yeah, I'll probably just go with those. Getting them from guitar fetish so a lipstick hb + 2 lipstick singles

this is going to be one weird guitar. Metalish jackson-looking neck (shark-fin inlays, sharp headstock) with a pointy strat-shaped body + all gold hardware, classic-looking trem and pups, and a wine red paintjob with some kind of yellow or gold design painted by my gf
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#6
bumpish.

If I wanted better tone could I use normal passive pups and add an onboard preamp?
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