First time in this subforum. Hi!
Excuse my ignorance, guitars for me have always been little more than a sound source to play through effects pedals, but after 'preparing' my crappy old peavey guitar I've become more interested in I guess more 'professional' modifications.
I have a current model standard Fender stratocaster MIM with S/S/S setup. I want to install a single coil fernandes/sustainiac pickup in the neck position, with a Seymour Hot Rails pickup at the bridge and a Seymour Lipstick RW/RP in the middle position.
On top of that I have a passive 'distortion' pedal and a passive octave up pedal coming to me that i'd also like mounted inside the guitar. The 'distortion' needs a bypass toggle and a knob, the octave up needs a bypass toggle only. I also want a toggle to switch capacitor values for my tone knob between stock and 0.1uF, and an arcade button kill switch.
So that's 3 circuit boards, 5 toggle switches, 1 knob, 1 arcade killswitch and a battery box, with all associated wiring.
Firstly - does this pickup combo make sense? Sustain for the infinite sustain thing obviously, hot rails to give more boost and beef to the bridge sound and the lipstick for the jangly wirey sounds in the middle. Are there any problems this combo could cause I'm not thinking of?
My second question - if I pay a luthier to install all this stuff, will it wreck my guitar's sound through having so many extra cavities? And do you think it's possible the extra switches and knobs will be able to be mounted in a neat way?
Please feel free to tell me to get lost and speak to a luthier, I guess that second question is more for any luthier/modification types on the board who may have experience with space inside strats.