#1
Is it practical to have an active pickup in the bridge and a passive in the neck? Would the middle position be balanced well? I don't know the comparative output of the two...any help is appreciated.

And if so what are some neck humbuckers with good cleans, clear and crisp sound, good harmonics, a thick tone (but not muddy), and enough output to balance?
#2
Quote by mmmEuthanasia
Is it practical to have an active pickup in the bridge and a passive in the neck? Would the middle position be balanced well?
Possibly
I don't know the comparative output of the two


It depends on pups

...any help is appreciated.

And if so what are some neck humbuckers with good cleans, clear and crisp sound, good harmonics, a thick tone (but not muddy), and enough output to balance?

Dimarzio tone zone

Possibly

It depends on pups


Dimarzio tone zone
#3
Quote by Azertiosa
Dimarzio tone zone

that is a niiiice pickup, i like that pickup
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#4
It's quite a difficult thing to do, as active and passive require different ohm ratings on the pots
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#5
first question- This is from the wiring thread's FAQ section.
Can I mix active and passive pickups?
This from EMG's website:

"It is possible to mix EMG's with passive pickups.
There are three possible wiring configurations; one is better than the other two.

1. Use the high impedance (250K-500K) volume and tone controls.
The problem is that the high impedance controls act more like a switch to the EMG's [either Full Volume or No Volume].
The passive pickups, however, will work fine.
If you have a guitar with two pickups and two volume pots, with a three-way switch, there is another alternative.
Use the 25K pots for the EMG, and the 250K or 500k pots for the passive pickup.
This way you can use one or the other with no adverse affects,
but with the switch in the middle position the passive pickup will have reduced gain and response.

2. Use the low-impedance (25K) volume and tone controls provided with the EMG's.
The problem here is that the passive pickups will suffer a reduction in gain and loss of high-frequency response.

3. This is the best alternative.
Install an EMG-PA-2 on the passive pickups. There are two benefits to doing this.
With the trimpot on the PA-2, you can adjust the gain of the passive pickups to match the EMG's.
The PA-2 acts as an impedance matching device so you can use the low-impedance EMG controls (25K) without affecting the tone
of the passive pickups.
You will also be able to use other EMG accessory circuits such as the SPC, RPC, EXB, EXG, etc.
For this application, we recommend ordering the PA-2 without the switch for easy installation on the inside of a guitar."

Can I mix actives and passives without buying EMGs stuff?
Yeah, but I advise against it. It's expensive (lots of pots and switches), complicated (see 'pots and switches'), and imo more trouble than it's worth



second question- go here.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1282071