I'm not to certain if this has been thought of yet, but heck it's worth a shot and worth some discussion me thinks
So i'm sittin on the can taking a Brootalz Crunch of Epicness, thinking over some custom cab designs when a thought pops into my head.
What about Pickup Modeling
say for example you have the AXE FX all set up the way you like it, you have one or two amp models going EQ-ed to your tastes, power amps, cab, boosts, Para EQ-ed, FX, the whole shebang. but your not liking the pickups you have in your guitar. WHAT IF you could select pickups on the AXE FX, models, magnet types, wind type, height, that sorta thing.
also what if you used it with a pickup that had a near to completely flat EQ, or even Piezo pickups with same EQ. that way your guitar just transmits the signals from what you are playing and the Pickups selected on the database are what give you that slightly different tone
now i'm also thinking with all the tweak-ability the AXE FX has this might seam kinda moot to discuss, but still i'd like to hear your guys thoughts on this.
what about it boys, what do you think of selectable pickup modeling
Isnt that basically what they did with the Line 6 Variax? Or am I missing something in your idea..