#1
Alright, so here's the deal.

I know for a fact that using Invader Jim's guide, you can convert a 2 wire pickup into a 4 wire pickup and vice versa to allow for coil splitting and whatnot.

I know for a fact that this works with passive pickups.

Now.. my question... Would it be possible to do the same to an active pickup, such as an EMG or a Blackout?

I know that EMG has models out like the 81tw which is splittable, but I also know that the way it splits the coils isn't true splitting, it just makes the humbucker sound like a single coil, and has a seperate preamp.

NOW!!! My hypothesis:
It is possible to take an active pickup and convert it into a true splitting humbucker.
I think.

What reasons would there be for this NOT to work?
Cause lets face it, the coil splitting EMG's are way more expensive than the normal versions, and if it's possible to acheive a BETTER splitting pickup for half the price, why not try it?

Of course, before I go out and blow money on EMG's, I'd like you're guys reasons as to why or whynot this wouldn't work.


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#2
I dont see any reason why you shouldnt be able to, they're just really low output humbuckers. The preamp might be a problem though, just getting one coil to go into it.
You will have to find some way to get them out of the epoxy the are encased in too.
#3
No problem.
I have ways of making epoxy get of of Active Pickups casing.
...
That sounded cooler in my head

Can't you just use that epoxy remover stuff?


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#5
Any specific reasons as to why you advise against it?
I don't think it's like a tube amp..


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#6
have fun with that epoxy...
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#7
Also, assuming I pulled this off..
What sort of crazy wiring options would become availble to me?

Mike, the epoxy is no problem.
Srs.
It's repotting it epoxy thats the problem.


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#8
if you manage to successfully get the epoxy out without destroying the pickup, re-pot it and somehow end up with a working pickup, that functions like new, i'll gladly send you $50.
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#9
Who said I needed to get the epoxy out?
There's more than one way to the coils of a pickup, you know..



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#10
like i said before...have fun with that.
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#11
. . .
This is gonna be tougher than I thought...

I can do it though. Anyone willing to donate an EMG?


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#12
buy one of those dragonfire active pickups to experiment on, they're like $30.
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#14
omgsh, it looks like a x2n...


still, looks like fun. i wanna try. sept i aint got no money to blow on a pickup that i'd probebly destroy..


i bet there will be a message in there, like a fortune cookie.
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#15
"Dear valued EMG customer, you just lost the game. Now GTFO out of our pickup!"
*EMG explodes*


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#17
Nah, haven't even started yet.
Still gotta buy the cheap Dragonfire actives to try it on before I bust open some EMGs's

no doubt though, I'll make you a schem when I crack open the EMG's for sure.


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#18
i wonder how many others have done this before...
*starts google'ing*
edit.
you probably seen it before (you linked one of the images earlyer)
http://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43135&pp=20&highlight=emg+cover+epoxy

however thats a EMG HZ, the cheap version without the preamp (amiright?)
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#19
Yeah, that picture of it is.
The two pictures I posted are from actual active EMG's.


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