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  • GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

    I've been thinking about this idea-

    GFS makes a pickup called a "top mount", that's flat underneath, not very tall (3/8" ?)- for "dearmond" guitars-
    and would fit on top of my Wildkat's top- between the original P90's- and still under the strings.

    I don't like the thought about drilling more holes in my guitar;
    but it might be a way of installing a third pickup, without a full pickup route in the top.

    (don't worry, I won't do any major surgery or anything)

    Just wanted to share this idea.
    If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

  • #2
    Re: GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

    The guitar's top is arched- but the pickup's flat underneath...

    Either i'd need a luthier to make me some "wooden mounts", or I'll put simple ceramic sculpture clay in between, and glue it on.

    Trying to get the "2 # 4" inbetween strat sounds, with a third pickup in the middle.
    (and also running the bridge pickup in series with the middle one. Had great suscess with this in a Fender Strat).
    If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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    • #3
      Re: GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

      Should this be in the "Guitar Shop", or "Pickup" forum? :/

      sorry, please move it if so.
      If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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      • #4
        Re: GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

        those "top mount" pickups come with two mount bars
        the bars mount to the sides of the bottom of the fretboard
        the pickup is then suspended above the body at the base of the fretboard
        EHD
        Just here surfing Guitar Pron
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        • #5
          Re: GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

          ^^ not the ones I'm thinking about-

          they got 4 screw holes- one in each corner.

          But maybe one of the one you mention, would work aswell.

          (not wanting to ruin my guitar).
          If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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          • #6
            Re: GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

            not this

            https://www.guitarfetish.com/GFS-Thi...LD_p_2180.html


            oh I see now
            you want this

            https://www.guitarfetish.com/GFS-Met...e_p_27755.html

            yeah I cant see how you can mount that without janking up the front of the guitar

            double sided tape?


            it has mounting screws
            but you will have to drill a hole to get the cable into the control cavity

            or run it under one of the other pickup surrounds

            I dont know what you have in mind
            but it dont sound good
            Last edited by ehdwuld; 05-13-2020, 04:27 PM.
            EHD
            Just here surfing Guitar Pron
            RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
            SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
            Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
            Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
            Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
            Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
            GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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            • #7
              Re: GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

              ^^ how would you know, It won't sound good- if you never heard it, or tried it? :o
              If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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              • #8
                Re: GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

                The concept isn't good
                Not talking about the sound
                EHD
                Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                • #9
                  Re: GFS "top mount" pickup, on TOP of archtop lid-

                  Ok. I'm sorry- but i do have a different belief about this.

                  Would do it in a second- if I didn't have to drill a hole for the pickup cable. maybe i could smuggle it trough the sound hole? :o

                  And a series/ parallell switch together with the bridge pickup...

                  Well.. I'll wait and see.
                  If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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