#1
Hi, I just bought a new EMG-81 humbucker for the bridge on my Ibanez IJX40 electric guitar, and I was wondering if anybody knew how to replace the stock bridge humbucker that came with the guitar and how to rewire everything too, and I've already got the fingerboard and all the strings off, but I'm kinda stuck and lost on where to go next.
#2
im not even going to ask why you would waste a EMG on a guitar from a jumpstart guitar kit, just buy a new guitar, anyway, you need to make room for the 9-volt battery, so it would just be easier to ask a tech at GC or your local music store to do it for you. Why would you take off the fingerboard?!?! Oh, nvm you mean the pickguard.
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#3
read the directions that will help.
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#4
I don't really know how to help you excet to say that i don't think you needed to take the neck off. You just need to follow the wiring diagram that came with the pup. It's usually just a matter of attaching the new wires to where the old wires were.

Also, i've heard that it sounds like **** to couple an active pup with a non active one
#5
get a dime bucker,it will shred your face off and is alot easier to install,but seriously,i work at my local music store,and you dont know how many people have came in with active pickups all screwed because they tried to do it themselves,the I have to fix it,which is the worst,one time it was so bad i we had to send it back.moral is DONT DO IT YOURSELF! SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THERE DOING DO IT!
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get a dime bucker,it will shred your face off and is alot easier to install,but seriously,i work at my local music store,and you dont know how many people have came in with active pickups all screwed because they tried to do it themselves,the I have to fix it,which is the worst,one time it was so bad i we had to send it back.moral is DONT DO IT YOURSELF! SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THERE DOING DO IT!


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Active pickups are a breeze. I don't get why people find a battery so confusing.
#7
Quote by -MintSauce-
*Giggles*

Active pickups are a breeze. I don't get why people find a battery so confusing.


I agree.

Really, all you have to do is just remove everything from under the pickguard that's attached to your pickups. from there, solder your wires according to the diagram that's given with the EMG's, with your knob and switch configuration. You won't be able to run both active and passive on the same circuit, so you'll be condemned to one humbucker if you're only installing the 81.

nonetheless, you can fit a battery(ies) and the knob(s) in there easily, just tape it to the side of the cavity so she don't rattle aroond too much.

I wish you the best of luck.

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#8
Quote by -MintSauce-
*Giggles*

Active pickups are a breeze. I don't get why people find a battery so confusing.


i agree, except i had to ask around if it was possible to have active and passive
i hear from some people it sounds great, and some people it'll suck, so i just didn't do it
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