#1
Are there any active pickups (that sound good) that would fit into this guitar:



WITHOUT me having to cut the pickguard and/or guitar itself?

PS Talking about the humbuckers, not the single

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#2
actives are no bigger or smaller than passive pickups, atleast in my experience.
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#3
any active pups should fit, but you need to put batteries in somewhere
#4
Quote by innertom
any active pups should fit, but you need to put batteries in somewhere


Oh ****, i used to play 7 strings (a lot more) and im used to the EMG 707's having a bigger body shape and needing routing to fit. I haven't looked at active 6 string pickups in forever.

thanks

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#5
WHY would you put actives in place of those beautiful dimarzios?!

I know, its just personal preference.
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#6
Quote by Teh GIR
WHY would you put actives in place of those beautiful dimarzios?!

I know, its just personal preference.


i have dimarzio's, i have duncan's, EMG-X's dominate all.

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#8
Quote by JELIFISH19
Have you played the EMG-Xs?


yes, they dominate

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ESP LTD H-400
#9
The battery should just fit under the pickguard or into the control cavity.
#10
There's lots of room in the control cavity for a 9v battery in an RG. That being said, way to ruin a beautiful guitar :P
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#11
Quote by CJRocker
The battery should just fit under the pickguard or into the control cavity.

control cavity in this case. Rg pickguards for 770's are clearish
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#12
Quote by mexican_shred
control cavity in this case. Rg pickguards for 770's are clearish


yeah... still trouble deciding whether i wanna buy this or save up (for a long time) and get a RC7G or a JP7.

i mean... i do have an LTD H-400 and an RGA121

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Ibanez RG7621
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ESP LTD H-400
#13
I was going to get that same guitar. I tried one and decided to get the RG2550Z instead without trying it. It was a great decision. The AANJ and the Edge Zero were huge improvements in the RG770DX in my eyes. The trem stability mixed with the easy access to the 24th fret sealed the deal for me. According to Rich at Ibanezrules, the Prestige models are higher quality because the reissues are period-correct even though they're made in the same factory. The RG3550Z comes with the same neck as the RG770DX now though, but I can't really tell the difference between the two necks anyway.

But what are the changes in the EMG-Xs over their EMG counterparts?
#14
Quote by JELIFISH19

But what are the changes in the EMG-Xs over their EMG counterparts?


They don't sound as "sterile" as some people like to call them. I find that Blackouts can get muddy, but have good versatility and tone. The EMG-X's are bascially Blackouts with a better tone (i think it is better, but i liked regular EMG's over Blackouts anyway), the same versatility but they keep perfect clarity in the lower registers. Favorite pickups, even tho they are a little pricey ~$120 for one, well worth it.

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Ibanez RG7621
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ESP LTD H-400