Can EMG active hardware be used with...

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  1. gag halfrunt

    gag halfrunt A fellow of infinite jest Supporting Member

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    ... passive pickups? Sorry for the noob question :( I don't replace pickups often.

    I want to swap out my EMG active pickups that came stock in a guitar, and replace them with some passive Suhr humbuckers. Do I need to buy new pots, as well, or can I use the EMG hardware? Is it recommended?
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    nope, the 25k emg pots all have to go, or the passive pickups will sound terrible, like the volume and tone knobs are both on 4. the switch and the jack are fine, though.

    you'll need 500k audio taper pots for those pickups.
     
  3. gag halfrunt

    gag halfrunt A fellow of infinite jest Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I do a bit of tinkering with gear, but haven't jumped into pickup swaps yet. I don't want to screw up something this simple!
     
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    I think if the different pickups had their own pots it might work. I believe that's what EMG has said.
     
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    You should replace the input to as the EMG one is a stereo jack to turn the circuit on and off.
     

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