I searched "Ghost Pickup" and found a few entries from people who tried the Wicked Bucker under the box top. Apparently it was not particularly successful.

I'm just checking in to see if anyone has successfully installed a wicked bucker under the box lit with strings about 1/4" above the lid.

It seems that the Gitty Bomb pickup is no longer available and the wicked bucker is about 3.8 Ohms.

I want to keep the box top clean so a surface mount pickup tends to spoil it.


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MGB has one for ghosting too, all of their flatpup’s have been consistently good for me?


You can also ghost a hot magnetic pickup, or one that’s not so hot? Fender makes an esquire Tele with a pickup ghosted beneath the pick guard in the neck position, but maybe not as dense as wood? 

Thanks Brian,

I'll check it out

I always get tempted with their free shipping :D

I ordered the Lucky13 flat pickup and installed it under the box lid. It had great power at picking up the string even through the box lid. The one thing I did notice was that the pickup was very phonic, much like a piezo installation. In noticed that if it touched the neck, the pickup picked it up. If I touched the box, same thing. The solution for me was to wrap the pickup with a single wrap of 1/4" bubble wrap to isolate it from the box, neck and other guitar parts. That did it.

For ghosting, it is a good choice when isolated from the guitar.

Thanks for the tip.

That’s kool Tom, I ordered a few yesterday, I ended up selling the cbg I had it in? I also want to try their single coil ghost pickup, but that’s another adventure :)


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