Originally Posted by Drew
I seriously doubt a pickup swap (especially from passive to active with the requirement of some minor routing work) would take less time than changing strings, cleaning a fretboard, or adjusting the truss rod. Plus, I won't have any time for any of that for at least another 2 weeks since I've got 6 huge deadlines coming up and have been staying up late most nights to get work done. And even when I am able to take time away from work, I'd rather spend it on something more enjoyable and, like I said before, pay someone else to do the work for me. I do know that some people would be like "That's money that you could save by doing it yourself." But, if you think of it that way, I actually wouldn't save money because that's time I could spend working that would make more money than the money I would save doing a pickup swap myself (which would take a lot longer for me since I've never done it before).
Anyway, that's my reasoning. And, while I do want my guitar back as soon as possible, to be honest, I wouldn't even be able to play it even if I had it now (I mean, I could fit in some time to noodle around unplugged, but I wouldn't have time to plug it into my AX8 and really hear what it sounds like until these deadlines are met).