#1
Hey guys, quick question...how hard would it be to swap out active EMGs for passive pickups? I wanna get an ESP Viper because they look and play amazingly but I don't really like the sound of EMGs. What I want to do is swap those out for say, an Iommi humbucker in the bridge and something better for cleans in the neck, but I'm not sure whether it would be worth it or not if it's going to cost me a bunch of money to get it done. What do you guys think?
#2
Piss easy job mate. You'll obviously change your pickups, your input jack (stereo to mono), your pots (25K to 500K) and then the most important part is you'll need to ground your guitar. Usually this requires soldering some wire from the back of your volume pot to the bridge. I'm not too sure if it's on your guitar already or not but I know that some times you'll already have that wire soldered in place for you just not connected to the pot.
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Quote by azn_guitarist25
Piss easy job mate. You'll obviously change your pickups, your input jack (stereo to mono), your pots (25K to 500K) and then the most important part is you'll need to ground your guitar. Usually this requires soldering some wire from the back of your volume pot to the bridge. I'm not too sure if it's on your guitar already or not but I know that some times you'll already have that wire soldered in place for you just not connected to the pot.


+1

Yeah, that's basically what you have to do man. All you need is a screwdriver, a soldering iron and the electronics.
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#5
wont he lose sustain thanks to the battery cavity?
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wont he lose sustain thanks to the battery cavity?

a lil bit but it might not be very noticeable.
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wont he lose sustain thanks to the battery cavity?


Definitely not enough for anybody to discern.
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Quote by azn_guitarist25
Piss easy job mate. You'll obviously change your pickups, your input jack (stereo to mono), your pots (25K to 500K) and then the most important part is you'll need to ground your guitar. Usually this requires soldering some wire from the back of your volume pot to the bridge. I'm not too sure if it's on your guitar already or not but I know that some times you'll already have that wire soldered in place for you just not connected to the pot.


you're so smart
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Definitely not enough for anybody to discern.


Exactly my point
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]THIS JUST IN: cramming batterys into orifices of your guitar will NOT make sustain any longer. This is considered instrument rape and is still illegal in 49 out of 50 states.

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#10
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wont he lose sustain thanks to the battery cavity?



i doubt youll lose any sustain. considering its always been there and there hasnt been a change in actual body mass he should be straight. if you notice it then somethign else is going on.
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wont he lose sustain thanks to the battery cavity?


Unless the presence of a battery adds some unknown dimension of sustain and tone that no man will ever be able to accurately reproduce.....I think he'll be just fine.


THIS JUST IN: cramming batterys into orifices of your guitar will NOT make sustain any longer. This is considered instrument rape and is still illegal in 49 out of 50 states.
#12
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']THIS JUST IN: cramming batterys into orifices of your guitar will NOT make sustain any longer. This is considered instrument rape and is still illegal in 49 out of 50 states.

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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]THIS JUST IN: cramming batterys into orifices of your guitar will NOT make sustain any longer. This is considered instrument rape and is still illegal in 49 out of 50 states.

zoom 505 of the 90's was the best (after that they went down)
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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']Thank you my friend

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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]THIS JUST IN: cramming batterys into orifices of your guitar will NOT make sustain any longer. This is considered instrument rape and is still illegal in 49 out of 50 states.

zoom 505 of the 90's was the best (after that they went down)
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#16
Wait you have to change your input jack too? This is news to me lol
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#17
yes the input jack on active pickups is stereo to stop the battery from draining when not plugged in

on passive pickups this isn't necessary, a mono input jack will do fine on those
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