Changing pickguard-mounted pickups to direct mount
Hello all! My main guitar (that I bought way back in 1991) in my red Ibanez RG770DX...and although I absolutely love it, I never really liked the fact that the pickups are mounted to the clear pickguard...I actually don't like the clear guard, since dirt and crap gets under it and it always looks dirty. For this reason, I want to get rid of my pickguard, but the pickups are mounted to it. I've done some of my own repair work to the guitar, so I know a little how it's put together...how hard is it to direct mount the pickups on this guitar? I still have the factory USA pickups, and will probably change pickups as well. Any suggestions or any info would be greatly appreciated!!!