#1
could you put active pickups in a guitar that originally had passive ones, or would it not work? i'm thinking of buying an LTD AX50 and sticking some EMG 81s in it. only other problem is no trem.

but could i do this? i probably wouldnt do it myself, i'd only fck it up, so could my local shop do it?
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#2
I think it's possible...
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2. You're browsing through the UG forums.
3. You're reading now.
5. You didn't notice that there was no #4.
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#3
definitly possible

just do you really want to spend that much on a not-so-good guitar?
would you not rather but one with actives installed?
#4
Yes, i have a LTD M100 that had passives that i converted to two emg 81's. I had it professionally done
#5
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definitly possible

just do you really want to spend that much on a not-so-good guitar?
would you not rather but one with actives installed?

well the AX50 is like €250, while the AX400 (with EMG 81s) is like €1000 ish.
unless you can suggest me some good guitars with them installed? has to be a sex bomb of a guitar too.
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#7
Sure. You just might need to route it so it'll fit. (Not a problem with SD 6 string actives.)

most cavities have enough room for the battery so that's also not a problem
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#9
to the TS: this is completely off topic. but what wood is the body made of? is it basswood or agathis?

recently the ESP website and the local guitar dealers hve been giving me contradicting answers and hence, the reason for my asking you.
#10
ax-50's are made out of agathis

i'm pretty sure 250 and above are better than that

or maybe it was 400 and above, i forgot.
#11
Yeah its almost 100% possible.
Also, if you have a soldering iron, its a pretty easy job to do yourself if you follow
the instructions given with the EMG's