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I bought a new Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Bridge pickup ........ my original plan was to build a guitar cause i aint got enough cash to buy a brand new guitar...... and my current guitar which is still my first guitar doesnt have decent pickups or a floyd or anything but i really love the neck and the feel of the guitar, so im wondering if i should start building another guitar ( which might not feel as good as my current one) but may sound better than my guitar atm............. or stick the new '59 in my guitar i have! i have no clue wot to do so im asking for some feedback here if anyone could give me some advice, it would be much appreciated! :)

My current guitar is an Ibanez SA160QM



SA neck
Quilted Maple top/Mahogany body
Large frets
SAT 30 bridge
AS2 (S) neck pu
AS2 (S) mid pu
AH4 (H) bridge pu
 

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Who cares if your guitar is a piece of shit or the most beautiful instrument in the world? Only you! With that being said, it is a lot cheaper to drop a new pup into a guitar you already like rather than building from scratch and hoping for the best. :thumb:
 

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I agree with mattm. I say put it in your current axe. Building a new one is awfully expensive (just as expensive as buying a nice guitar) and it's one hell of a job too. Not to mention, if you change your mind later on, you can always take out the SH-1 from your Ibanez and stick it in your newly built guitar :thumb:
 

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Thanks for feedback guys!, much appreciated :), By adding a floyd rose do u think i would ruin the sound of the guitar? after its routed etc?
 
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as lon as the contact between the post and the bridge is good the sound wouldn't change. Listen to Steve Vai, he's got a floyd on all his guitars and his tone is awesome.
 

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But he also runs through a fuckload of expensive equipment. Im not saying that floyded guitars sound worse, just saying that it thins out the sound a little.
 

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anything thats not mounted solid to the body is going to be thinner. its just plain physics. floyds do add some mass compared to other trems. but its still only 2 tiny contact points. unlike a hardtail that is commonly 4 or string through that has 8 contact points.... Fender strat has a contact area of about 5 square inches on their hardtails. Most trems have some wood removed for them so that decreases body mass too.
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I'm very confused my Guitar has a regular trem unit on it.... will i need to get the guitar routed to fit a floyd on ? my guitar also has a very thin body probablly one of the lightest guitars on the market, if any of u have played or held a SA model From Ibanez u will know how thin and light these guitars are...... i do want to add a floyde it would be much cheaper than buying a whole new guitar, but then again i dont wanna ruin a perfectly good guitar
 

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Wont a floyd thin the sound out a bit? :dunno:
I locked the floyd in my Jackson with a piece of wood in the "strings department" 'cause I have also an Ibanez RG570 with floyd. My Jackson sounds much better nowadays so I would say floyd thins the sound more than a bit.
 
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