NickCormier Posted March 1, 2006 Report Share Posted March 1, 2006 Ok guys, I have a new idea for a project and I hope it can work because I am sooo broke hehe I found these guitars, called Douglas Hornets for $130 US and its basically a neckthru King V guitar. Check it out here Douglas Hornet guitars So I was planning on buying it, stripping the paint, filling the top pickup cavity with bondo or something, and applying a quilted veneer on the top, and so that would make it cool, one hum stringthru neckthru V for less than $200.. Heres what I am concerned about, I was thinking of putting a dimarzio X2N in it, but due to the bodywood being so cheap, I am ASSUMING its going to sound like **** regardless of what pickup I put in, so it really makes me reconsider even doing this project.. Do you guys think it would sound bad because of the main bodywood? I was also considering doing what I said in my last thread, about cutting the sides off and glueing on my own shape, that way I can have it to my comfort specifications, and the new wood might be better for sound hopefully lol What do you guys think about this? Thanks Also.. What if I put a EMG 81 in the bridge? would that make it abit better? I've heard before that active pickups don't deal so much with the tonewood, so it would be more the pickup rather the tonewood.. Is this just a rumor or sound somewhat true? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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