Soapbar size pickups in place of pickup rings?

andyjanson

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I'm in the process of upgrading my prs 7 string, and I'm looking at pickups - I'm not massively keen on the aesthetic of pickup rings and I was wondering if it'd be possible (in the hands of a good tech) to replace the rings altogether with a soapbar sized pickup? I know bare knuckle offer soapbars now, would something like that work?

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I'm not sure what you mean. Why don't you just get a prs soapbar guitar then swap the pickups?
 

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I think you'd need to route out the corners of the pickup cavity to make it work.

If I had that wood, I'd rather keep it and fill the screw holes with some passable color. I have soapbar holes in two guitars, and my only option was BKP covers, but I prefer uncovered look.
 


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