ac4468 wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Pointclear wrote:I’m really interested in direct mounting the pickups to the body. I’m not sure I like pickguard mounting.
There are some systems out there that will work with standard pickups but I don't love them. The Alembic way of doing it works great but would require that you modify the pickup screw holes and make some custom screws. It's nice in that it doesn't use springs and it pretty solid.
Exactly. I don’t want to mess up the original screw holes.... I’ve looked at the Warwick threaded inserts as well, but I’m not sure if they’d be compatible with the 3-48 screws that dimarzio uses.
I’ve gotten so accustomed to the direct mount pickups in my rickenbacker 650d, and I really enjoy the directness, fidelity , solidity, and sustain it has.
I’m wonder if putting foam pads under the pickguard mounted pickups may be a good compromise. Has anyone tried this? Thoughts?