Movable pickup

A pickup system which can be moved along the scale length and tilted to fine tune your tone. Hard design I know but doable. A rail mounted on a stand in the original pickup hole that the pickup can slide along and tilt then be locked in place.

category: Pickups

Status: open


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Stephen Davies (Research Associate)

Hi This kind of idea was done by Wilkes guitars in the mid '80s and revived again in 2009 Good luck!

posted 1469 day(s) 22 hour(s) ago..

Antony Horeckyj (Research Associate)

Yes but maybe they can come with a pre loaded pickgaurd :D

posted 1865 day(s) 19 hour(s) ago..

Dan Armstrong had a movable pup guitar, cool concept, not sure how it would work as a retro fit though.

posted 1865 day(s) 19 hour(s) ago..

Alexandre Costa (Research Associate)

Imagine that in a general purpose strat, with that swimming pool routing. The rail would fit in there and the pickup wpuld move along. The only problem would be a decent idea for the pickguard, because no one wants to see the insides of the guitar, and the pickguard would normally have a huge ""hole"" for the pickpicku go across the rails...

posted 1865 day(s) 19 hour(s) ago..