I want to install a new pickup but without the hassle of the tone control. I always have mine on full, so my question is this: Can you put any pickup in without the tone control and it will sound good? Or do you need a special pickup?
Nope, just run the output of the pot (or switch, depending on the guitar setup) to the output jack and rock. The guitar will sound a tad brighter without the tone pot in the circuit, but you may not even be noticeable.