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Modifying A Soundhole Pickup


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newbyish question here.

i just got a 60's dearmond soundhole pickup that i want to use on my acoustic but there is no way i am drilling a hole in my martin....so i wanted to switch the existing input jack to a chord with a 1/4 plug. this is a simple change right? any suggestions/ tips?

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newbyish question here.

i just got a 60's dearmond soundhole pickup that i want to use on my acoustic but there is no way i am drilling a hole in my martin....so i wanted to switch the existing input jack to a chord with a 1/4 plug. this is a simple change right? any suggestions/ tips?

Where is the 1/4" jack? On a cable from the pickup? Why not used an enclosed jack and plug a path cord into that. That's neater than either splicing a longer cable onto the wire from the pickup, and you don't have all that cable hanging out.

The professional way to do it is add and endpin jack to the guitar. That want detract from the value of the martin.

Those old DeArmonds can be valuable pickups, I wouldn't alter it any more than you have to.

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yes, the jack is on a short cable from the pickup (meant for attaching to the guitar which i dont want to do). the only concern i had with just plugging it into the existing cable/jack is that it would be causing a lot of stress on those old wires attached to the pickup. im not sure i know what you mean by "using an enclosed jack and plugging a path cord into it"

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