#1
Is it possible to shove an active pickup into a passive guitar without routing for battery? (do I need any other type of routing?)
#3
you should not need to any routing unless they are a different shap, just do not mix active and passive pickups and ensure you have the right pots
#4
If you can find a space to stick the battery, then yes.
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#5
there's usually room in the control cavity for a battery or two.
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#6
I know they need batteries but I'd rather just keep the battery in behind the cover, rather than routing a battery case. Say...stock Ibanez pickups, some Dimarzio in exchange for an active Seymour duncan or EMG?
#8
You should be fine...just find a place for the battery and tape it/fix it in place somehow
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#9
Yeah, you can do that.
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#11
Don't forget to switch the pots to 25k or so as well.
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#13
Quote by NecroticSoldier
why? o.O?


Because the output resistance of an active pickup is vastly different than a passive, so if you use pot values meant to be used with passive pickups (250k, 500k, 1meg, etc), it will sound like ****.
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#14
Quote by kayman121
Because the output resistance of an active pickup is vastly different than a passive, so if you use pot values meant to be used with passive pickups (250k, 500k, 1meg, etc), it will sound like ****.


hehe thanks man, I don't really know my physics/wiring well.
#15
yeah, needs different pots.
you should also consider getting some good passives
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#16
Quote by Holy-Diver
yeah, needs different pots.
you should also consider getting some good passives


Yeah I do... but the Seymour Duncan Blackout seems mighty strong! while keeping a good clean/low distort sound. I also thought about PAF pros? any suggestions?
#17
You can have both actives and passives like my guitar. I have both 25k and 500k pots, one knob to control the active volume, and another knob for the passive volume
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