#1
I take it the EMG pickups shown on this guitar are a older model? the new ones have mounting ears that require a ring to hide the routed cavity,

#3
Really? I thought all 7 string EMG pickups are like that. If the new 7 string EMG pickups using the pickup rings then yes those are old but I haven't seen anything about the new pickups.
#6
Indeed, 7-string = no pickup ring.
Quote by Marty Friedman
Because I bend in such an unorthodox fashion; the notes kinda slide up and slide down...
#7
sry guys i didnt bother to count the strings. Im building a SG clone with 80 series pickups. Been a long day

I have 3 pickups to deal with and pickups like those would give a much cleaner look. than having to have rings
#8
Guitars that don't have rings don't have them as a feature of the pickups. Direct mounting is available on guitars manufactured to have it.
Quote by Marty Friedman
Because I bend in such an unorthodox fashion; the notes kinda slide up and slide down...