1 variantboy 2 years ago Would love someone to chime in with technical theorization on this idea.I'd like to mimic the Hilotron neck pickup, and put it in a favorite tele of mine.I do not want to rout the guitar, or change bodies.So - there are many manufacturers out there who make "P90-style" pickups for the telecaster - where the magnet(s) are placed UNDER the tele pickup, and the magnetic pole pieces are replaced by screws. Of course - these are wound with resistances that are high enough to mimic a p90 - midrangey and nasal and not what i want at all. Really - i do not want a P90, i want a chimey, woody, hilotron neck pickup. So - under the hood of a Hilotron - it basically looks like a tele single coil, with that metal contraption holding the magnet to the side of the bobbin/coil. I'm curious - could a hilotron be fashioned in the way those P90 style pickups are (magnet under a normal tele pickup configuration), but wired to hilotron specifications and come relatively close to the tone of a hilo ?i've asked around to some boutique pickup winders, and they have responded by saying - we can just make the p90 tele pickup, but under wind it. I'm a little hesitant - if it's to mimic a hilo - doesn't it have to be the same kind and gauge of wire. (does anyone know what that is by the way) ?any thoughts would be welcome.