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Old 02-06-2010, 06:56 PM   #61
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So, i was wondering, if i take 2 12 volt batteries ( i have an emg 89/81tw setup, and their max voltage supply is is 27) and house them in where my 9 volt usually goes, (giving them 24 volts) would this be similar to the 18 volt mod, and give me more headroom on cleans, or would i have to through in a resistor to get just the 18 volts?
As long as the voltage is less than 27, you're good. No need to drop it down to 18.

12V is still gonna get you more headroom than 9v, so maybe just use a 12v? idk.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:58 PM   #62
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EMG say you wont notice much above 18V, but I guess it cant hurt to do 24V...
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:12 PM   #63
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Guys, I wired EMG 81 with one vol on my axe. And it had a lot of hum, on overdrive even more.Then i changed pot, and same thing. I wired it directly to output jack, same again, hum hum hum. Can the cause be bad cable, amp? Or even worse, the pickup itself?
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #64
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Can the cause be bad cable
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Or even worse, the pickup itself?
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:13 PM   #65
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hey guys i have a question. i recently got a peavey 5150 and when i turn it up my cleans sound distorted even though the gain is low. i have a 81/85 set. what could it be? should i change the battery?
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:35 PM   #66
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Xhale1, The 5150 is known to not have good cleans. That's why they made 5150 II. The 18v mod helps the cleans on EMG's. You could try that. How do passive pickups through it?
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:42 AM   #67
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Xhale1, The 5150 is known to not have good cleans. That's why they made 5150 II. The 18v mod helps the cleans on EMG's. You could try that. How do passive pickups through it?


ohh i see i see. well i was talking about the 5150 combo not the head sorry about that but ohhh okay. cuz iv heard about how emgs give a muddy tone with the cleans so i was just wondering. how do passive pickups through what?


oh but other than the cleans! i just remembered i ran my gibson v with the emgs through a fender head and my cleans came out distorted and also on my friend's mesa mark iii combo and also came out distorted when i turned it up

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Old 02-20-2010, 02:28 PM   #68
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Xhale1, I meant how do passive pickups sound through the 5150. Are the cleans good? If they're not then it's just the amp doesn't have good cleans. Because I can get really good cleans out of my 85 with the 18v mod.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:35 PM   #69
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well passives sound good with the 5150 turned up i used a squier strat. it doesnt come out distorted or anything
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:44 PM   #70
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Mix your pickups, put it on the center selector and put your bridge pickup volume a little below max and put your neck pickup a little above half way, should get you pretty decent cleans, play with that set up a bit, cause I can get near crystal clear cleans with an 81 81 set up.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:01 PM   #71
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Mix your pickups, put it on the center selector and put your bridge pickup volume a little below max and put your neck pickup a little above half way, should get you pretty decent cleans, play with that set up a bit, cause I can get near crystal clear cleans with an 81 81 set up.


i will consider that sir, thanks alot dude!
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what would happen if you did the 18v mod to the X pups?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:39 PM   #73
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Hey guys maybe someone over here can help me, I need to know how I would hook up an 81X/60x with just one master vol. using the solderless setup. The instructions didnt come with this paticular setup so I just followed the one pup one vol setup and tryed to add in the second one and it seems as if both pups are on at the same time. So any suggestions or help would be awesome as I dont think this is worth the 45 bucks the guys at the shop would charge me. Thanks again.
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Hey guys maybe someone over here can help me, I need to know how I would hook up an 81X/60x with just one master vol. using the solderless setup. The instructions didnt come with this paticular setup so I just followed the one pup one vol setup and tryed to add in the second one and it seems as if both pups are on at the same time. So any suggestions or help would be awesome as I dont think this is worth the 45 bucks the guys at the shop would charge me. Thanks again.
k, so what kind of pickup selector switch do you have?
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its a 3 way toggle, its on a jackson kelly.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:23 PM   #76
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its a 3 way toggle, its on a jackson kelly.
Use Diagram #6b
http://www.emginc.com/content/wirin..._0230-0106D.pdf

Do you see where the output jack is connected to the tone control?
You don't have a tone control, so plug that cable into the volume control, where the jumper is on that diagram.

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Ok, once more guys I have another tricky question. The situation this time is that I have an older quick connect wire (not from solderless kit) but everything else is from the solderless kit. In the instructions in the solderless kit it says that if you have an older model pickup you just solder the red wire to the lil plastic buss(not big one) that is included, but the white wire coming from the quick connect wire has bare wire with a lil white wire in the middle of it(hope that makes sense) and it doesnt say anything about where to connect it. I have tryed touching the wire to every prong and ground spot on the volume pot but still whenever I hit the pickup with my whammy bar you can hear it nomatter which way I turn the volume. This is a one pickup, one volume guitar and I figured it would be easy but I guess nothing ever is.
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ARThriller, In the solderless diagrams they show the big white wire as having a little white wire, same as yours does, and a little black wire, equal to the bare wire on yours, inside it. So you need to sloder the the bare wire to the first prong on the volume pot (going left to right)and the white wire to the second prong. Be careful and make sure that you don't let the solder connect the 2 prongs together because that will short your signal to ground and cause you to not get any sound out of your guitar.
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ZWyldefan, I just tryed that but whenever I knock on the pickup with my whammy bar then I can still hear it in the amp. Could it be another problem? I used the solderless wires for the output jack and everything so im sure thats fine and I soldered the red wire from the pickup to that little plastic buss that comes in it. Im lost. lol. And I cant find ANYWHERE that I can just order the solderless quik connect wire that comes from the pickup, cant even find it in the sets, its the only one not included.
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