#1
Hey guys, what's up? I just started rebuilding an old Washburn of mine and went to a local music store where he had a set of EMG's for $70 bucks (81/60). Unfortunately, all that came with them was the input jack with the battery clip. So, my question is, what else do I need? Can I use the stock volume/tone pots? What all do I need to actually mount the pickups in the guitar (they didn't come with any screws/springs).

Thanks!
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#2
You will need 25k pots for volume(s) and tone(s), as well as a capacitior(s) for wiring up the tone knob(s)...and the actual wires and clips to connect to the pickups if they didn't come with them...as well as wire to connect the pots and such. You might be able to re-use the springs/screws/pickup rings on your guitar now. You will also need a battery or two if you're running them at 18v.
Last edited by eyebanez333 at Jul 30, 2010,
#3
On the EMG website you can buy their wiring kit. If the pickups are newer you'll have a little plug that they use rather than actually soldering the pickups and if so I'd seriously just go through EMG for it. If you don't have the clip on pickups themselves, I think it is just 3 little metal prongs, then should just buy the stuff eyebanez said.

Link: http://www.emginc.com/products/category/231/101
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#4
Quote by eyebanez333
You will need 25k pots for volume(s) and tone(s), as well as a capacitior(s) for wiring up the tone knob(s)...and the actual wires and clips to connect to the pickups if they didn't come with them...as well as wire to connect the pots and such. You might be able to re-use the springs/screws/pickup rings on your guitar now. You will also need a battery or two if you're running them at 18v.


Thanks man. Any idea where the best place is to get those pots? And what kind of capacitor are we talkin? haha It did come with the wires to solder to the pots.

And I do have a battery
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#5
Quote by FFFDFEFRFKFFF
On the EMG website you can buy their wiring kit. If the pickups are newer you'll have a little plug that they use rather than actually soldering the pickups and if so I'd seriously just go through EMG for it. If you don't have the clip on pickups themselves, I think it is just 3 little metal prongs, then should just buy the stuff eyebanez said.

Link: http://www.emginc.com/products/category/231/101



Thank man
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#6
Quote by chuckmehh
Thanks man. Any idea where the best place is to get those pots? And what kind of capacitor are we talkin? haha It did come with the wires to solder to the pots.

And I do have a battery


ebay is the cheapest place I've found to get pots. you could get a kit from EMG...but I'd stay away from the solderless one. I used 0.1uf caps on mine. Here's a diagram with everything you'll need (it's for a 81/85 set, but same procedure and parts)

http://www.emginc.com/content/wiringdiagrams/EMG-ZWset_r0230-0039C.pdf
#7
Just make sure that you get suitable pots. Passive pickups typically go with 250K or 500K pots, but actives require MUCH lower values. Also, do you plan on having any fancy preamp stuff (like three-band eq knobs or volume boost switch or whatever)? As far as I know, it's not necessary, but most of the "better" guitars (and basses, for that matter) with EMGs also have some sort of onboard preamp.
#8
Quote by major_shiznick
Just make sure that you get suitable pots. Passive pickups typically go with 250K or 500K pots, but actives require MUCH lower values. Also, do you plan on having any fancy preamp stuff (like three-band eq knobs or volume boost switch or whatever)? As far as I know, it's not necessary, but most of the "better" guitars (and basses, for that matter) with EMGs also have some sort of onboard preamp.



Thanks man; I found the pots I'm looking for Probably not going with any of the onboard preamp stuff as I don't feel I really need it. It would be cool and nice I'm sure, just for my budget and my needs it isn't really necessary. Thanks for the advice though man!
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