Hello all, I browse but don't post in this thread much but a little advice if you please.
I've got a 20 year old Tanglewood Jetstream JV. It's immaculate aside from the original flimsy scratchplate being shaped by a randy gibbon, whoever cut the plate must have been pissed. I've put up with this for a long time, and anyway, I mainly play acoustic guitar.
I've got the hankering for a project, here's what I'm thinking, tell me if it's all a load of bollocks.
I whip off the shite scratchplate
Trace it onto new perspex / plastic / copperplate? / wood
Cut it out myself / waterjet cut at a local place
Upgrade the pickups (strat style, three singlecoils)
Upgrade pots and selector switch and wiring
Am I polishing a turd?
Does anyone know anything about the cheap aliexpress pickups?
Do metal scratchplates work? Will I electrocute my face off? Is wood tough enough?
I play strictly rhythm, barre chords and easy stuff, any pickup suggestions?