#1
not putting an active EMG to a LTD M-100FM? I mean, the guitar is $300 aprox
Gear:

-ESP/LTD M-100FM
-Yamaha Pacifica PAC012
-PBS 15Watts Amplifier
-Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal
-Monster 25ft. Cable
-Dunlop Tortex 1mm Picks
-Dunlop Strap (Heavy Duty)
- Ernie Ball 10-46
#2
EMGs are about 2/3 of that price, I'd wait for a worthwhile guitar to drop $200+ on.
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#3
why not? just take it out when you get a better guitar and put it in that one.
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#4
Well spending 200$ on a set of pickups and playing em thru a SS practice amp wont do much for your tone. Put the money toward a good amp then see if you need pickups.
#5
Why people says that actives on cheap guitars sounds bad?
Gear:

-ESP/LTD M-100FM
-Yamaha Pacifica PAC012
-PBS 15Watts Amplifier
-Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal
-Monster 25ft. Cable
-Dunlop Tortex 1mm Picks
-Dunlop Strap (Heavy Duty)
- Ernie Ball 10-46
#6
Perhaps because they do?

They make all guitars sound the same, and through solid state amps they sound like crap.
#7
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Why people says that actives on cheap guitars sounds bad?

I don't know. Active pickups mask the tone of the woods, so, too me, it makes more sense to put actives in cheaper guitars than more expensive ones. If it plays well and you like the feel of the guitar, I say: do it. But, as has been mentioned, your amp will be a better upgrade.

[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']Perhaps because they do?

They make all guitars sound the same, and through solid state amps they sound like crap.
that's a little blunt. I used to use active EMG's in my P-bass. Though I didn't like the sound, as compared to passive SD's, it didn't sound completely sterile and useless, as you state. As well, a friend of mine uses active EMG's in an ESP for a "country" band that he's in and gets great sound. To me, though, an EMG in a cheapie sounds the same as an EMG in a more expensive instrument. I may not be well suited to hearing the nuances of active pickups, though. I do prefer my PAF's and SC's over actives, by far.
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#8
As far as putting EMGs (or any more expensive pickup) in a cheap guitar goes, I don't think the money is relevant. If you like how something feels and sounds, you get it. If that means putting £500 worth of upgrades on a £200 guitar, so be it.

The issue I would have is simply that active pickups are a very specialised tool and the chances are you don't need them and will be better off with a better chosen set of passive pickups. There are very, very few instances where active pickups will be the outright best way to go, and quite frankly those instances only occur when you're talking about real high-end profesisonal rigs. Not wanting to go into too much technical detail or 'tone theory here', but basically if your amp rig totals less than about a grand in value, there's no point you getting active pickups. If you don't crank your amp fully (and I do mean fully, not just 'a lot) then there's no point you getting active pickups. If you use pedals rather than natural amp distortion, there's no point you getting active pickups. If you use the preamp gain control rather than natural tube breakup, there's no point in using active pickups. If your amp is not naturally high-gain, there's no point you getting active pickups. They're a really specialised tool.
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#9
Quote by Thomme
I don't know. Active pickups mask the tone of the woods, so, too me, it makes more sense to put actives in cheaper guitars than more expensive ones. If it plays well and you like the feel of the guitar, I say: do it. But, as has been mentioned, your amp will be a better upgrade.


that's a little blunt. I used to use active EMG's in my P-bass. Though I didn't like the sound, as compared to passive SD's, it didn't sound completely sterile and useless, as you state. As well, a friend of mine uses active EMG's in an ESP for a "country" band that he's in and gets great sound. To me, though, an EMG in a cheapie sounds the same as an EMG in a more expensive instrument. I may not be well suited to hearing the nuances of active pickups, though. I do prefer my PAF's and SC's over actives, by far.


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