#1
I didn't find another thread like this, and it might even be a stupid question, but I was just wondering if there are any guitars/anyone has customised their guitar, to have both an active and passive set of pickups? namely EMG's and Seymour Duncan Alnico II's? I'm not even sure if you can do that, or what kind of difference it would make, but just out of curiosity?...
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#2
It is possible, allthough it takes a heap load of wiring, different circuits and you wont be able to get the full tone out of your passive pickup, unless you just have a 2 way switch which dissables the use of both pickups combined
#3
my old guitar teacher has a passive neck and a active bridge

his guitar was semi hollow and there were wires goin everywhere haha.

sooo many buttons/switches as well

he also had a roland GK9 (is that what there called?) thing on there as well.
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#5
Wouldnt they be really unbalanced anyway, and wouldnt there be a big volume difference..
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#7
Hmm is it possible to tone down the volume of the 'loudest' pickup so they're equal volumes, and just turn up the amp :-P ?
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#9
Ah right, but wouldn't making the passive pickup active defeat the whole object? I was thinking of an active bridge and a passive neck, for a kind of, bluesey metal combination...but i'm guessing adding active circuitry to the passive neck would change the tone?
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Amp: Peavey 6505, Eleven Rack
#10
It is possible, people say it is complex wiring but it is not that complex. You basically need to turn your Pickup selector into an On/Off switch. On will make the battery turn on and it will bypass the passive one and off will turn the active one on and the passive one will be on.
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#11
^ You mean off will turn the active one off and the passive one on?
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Guitar: Epiphone Les Paul, PRS SE Floyd Custom 24 Floyd Amethyst
Amp: Peavey 6505, Eleven Rack