Opinion: Pickup Rings or No?

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  1. Rab1s

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    Bad Photoshopping aside, What do you guys think? I'm going to put some HBs in my VM Jag (GFS Crunchy Pat-B and Vintage 59-N. Probably closest and cheapest To Kurt's pups. And yes I know I have to do some routing) and I have a hard time deciding weather to have rings or not.

    Do rings require a different route on the Body?
    What about the Pickguard?

    What about you guys? What are your opinions on other guitars? Rings on pickguards? Wood mounts? Mount to pickguard? What are your favorite ways to mount pickups?
     
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    Pickguard - no rings
     
  4. Jason_77

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    I say no.

    Pickup rings over a pickguard is like wearing underpants over your pants.
     
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    Pickup rings? I say yes.
     
  8. cosmic_ape

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    No rings.

    Also, poor Photoshopping. The no-rings pic features humongous single coils.
     
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  12. Blix

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    No rings for sure. Look at the Dave Murray strat, ugliest thing ever.
     
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    I like onion rings.
     
  14. Staticbuster

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    No rings on a jag. Also, if you are going for the Kurt vibe, I believe his HBs were mounted to the body. Not sure how much tonal difference it really makes though.
     
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    Another vote for no rings.
     
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    Not just no but heck no on that.
     
  18. T Dizz

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    no rings , there is enough going on there already
     
  19. Deed_Poll

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    I like the big ones.
     
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    No rings for me if that was mine
     

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