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Old 03-23-2015, 09:35 AM   #1
ShredNChunk
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Emg Oldschool to solderless

Hey all

I have a guitar with 2 emgs, 1 vol 1 tone in it. I thought i might want to convert to a solderless solution.

Could i just buy this and then solder the pickup end to a stripped quick connector?
http://www.thomann.de/gb/emg_1_or_2...rless_set_l.htm
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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That should work, as long as you get the cable ends connected right. Your EMGs must be pretty old, because they have been doing solderless at the pickup for a long time. The only 'EMGs' that I have seen that didn't have the quick connect were fakes.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:10 PM   #3
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What are you hoping to gain by going solderless? Unless you plan on swapping out pickups on a regular basis I see no advantage. I'm a tech and work on these things pretty regularly, and I actually prefer soldered connections. And the pots EMG uses are not as good of quality as good old CTS pots. They are the mini-sized, and appear to be Alpha brand.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:05 AM   #4
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I hope to gain some better wiring done actually. It was wired and re-wired numerous times, and im not 100% sure if the wiring is done "good enough" or even if all the parts are up to spec.

I cant solder myself, never learned it, and my baby is not going to be my first project. But i do know someone who can. So my plan was to get someone to solder the quick connector to my old emg pickup, and then do the rest of the quick-connecting myself. That way i'll know for sure all the parts are up to spec, and connected properly.

Does that make sense?
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