#1
I fell like a complete newbie asking this question... so here it goes. Is it possible to switch out a Seymour Duncan Seymour Duncan TB4 Humbucking Pickup and a Seymour Duncan Jazz SH2N Humbucking Pickup from a Jackson RR5FR for an EMG 81/85 Humbucker?

Thank you for answering,

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#3
No way....the universe would explode.
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Yeah.
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#5
No, a RR doesn't have a thick enough body for EMGs.

Im just kidding, it'll work fine, but you'll need to change the pots.
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you made the chicken i was eating get stuck in my throat haha.
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#8
You'll also have to Re-route the body to make them fit (more than likely), but it's easily doable.
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#9
Does anyone have an idea about how much it would cost me for doing that (getting it done by someone else) just wondering?
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Does anyone have an idea about how much it would cost me for doing that (getting it done by someone else) just wondering?

somewere around 60 bucks.
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#11
If they fit right in, yeah 50-60 bucks. If the body needs to be routed out a bit, probably 100.
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#13
Thank You everyone and BTW I forgot to ask my primary question which Pickups would you choose to put on a "Jackson RR5FR" for a heavy metal sound (BFMV type of sound)? "The Seymour Duncan TB4 Humbucking Pickup and a Seymour Duncan Jazz SH2N Humbucking Pickup combo"
Or
"The Active EMG 81/85 Humbucking pickup combo"? And why?

Thank you for answering,

Emilioflex
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You'll also have to Re-route the body to make them fit (more than likely), but it's easily doable.


Why do people on UG think you need to route the body to make EMG's fit? honeslty? Even fitting the battery is not a problem, you don't need an extra compartment for the battery. Tape up the batter so it doesn't short circuit anything and place it into the control cavity, simple.
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#15
I probably wouldn't go with either combination to be honest. The JB/Jazz combo is alright for stock pickups but if you really want to improve your metal tone I'd look into either Dimarzio D-Activators or the Dimarzio Crunch Lab/LiquiFire combo.
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#16
no, by doing that youll change the whole space time continuem of guitar through out history and the future, scott ian will have forever been a street cleaning the the gibson les paul will be a brand of refridgerator.


nah, its very possible. if its like the passive emg's on my guitar theres room for the battery electronics compartment.
#17
the important question here is;
What amp do you have?

If you are going for a certain sound, and can't get it with your current amp, changing your pups will not magically give you the tone you're after.
EMGs =/= METAL TONEZ
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Emg == Metal Tonez
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you made the chicken i was eating get stuck in my throat haha.

You choked on chicken.
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Thank You everyone and BTW I forgot to ask my primary question which Pickups would you choose to put on a "Jackson RR5FR" for a heavy metal sound (BFMV type of sound)? "The Seymour Duncan TB4 Humbucking Pickup and a Seymour Duncan Jazz SH2N Humbucking Pickup combo"
Or
"The Active EMG 81/85 Humbucking pickup combo"? And why?

Thank you for answering,

Emilioflex
Depends on your amp. However, active pickups are a specialised tool. If you have to ask about them, you don't need them. If you don't already need them and know how to get a good tone out of them, do not touch them. If you don't know what you're doing, active pickups will only give you a much worse tone than any passive pickups. I suggest you stick with passive pickups until you are more experienced.

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Why do people on UG think you need to route the body to make EMG's fit? honeslty? Even fitting the battery is not a problem, you don't need an extra compartment for the battery. Tape up the batter so it doesn't short circuit anything and place it into the control cavity, simple.

Not always possible. I've been looking at converting all my guitars over to active systems and three of them need to be routed to fit the battery, the current control spaces simply are not big enough to take a 9V battery. It's not that uncommon either. Most made-in-Asia guitars have smaller control routs than their MIA counterparts. You can't just assume a battery will fit in there.
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