#1
So I've been thinking about putting EMG pickups in my Jackson JS32T (Probably 60 and 85) I am not entirely sure if it is worth putting in the guitar I have. It is an awesome guitar as it is (Action, Intonation etc.) but the tone lacks. Is it worth forking over the $200 bucks for a $300 dollar guitar?


Thanks,

wakko444
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#3
I would say if you like the guitar (some of my favorite guitars are my cheap guitars) and you want to keep it, it is worth the upgrade, but if you just want to eventually save to buy a better guitar it may not be worth the upgrade of the pickups.
#4
But couldn't i Just rip out the EMG's and put them in the better guitar? I hear they are ALOT easier to install ever since they got that solderless system deal.
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#5
Yes the EMGs could quite easily be used again.

Dont buy the EMGs new get them off ebay, could get a set for under $100 easy.

If you are going to be using that guitar for a while I dont see a problem with changing the pups.


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#6
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1455803

I just did that to my JS30RR and it actually sounds pretty good. The EMG's take over a lot of the tone of the guitar, making it sound pretty good if you have a nice enough amp.
#7
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Yes the EMGs could quite easily be used again.

Dont buy the EMGs new get them off ebay, could get a set for under $100 easy.

If you are going to be using that guitar for a while I dont see a problem with changing the pups.


****ing love me some second hand EMGs.
#8
By the way, I heard the new solderless system is a pain in the ass to solder into the guitar...
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#9
you cant just swap them into another guitar. the other guitar has to have all the proper witing soldered for EMG's. the soderless thing is just refering between the connection between the electrical wiring and the pickup
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#10
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By the way, I heard the new solderless system is a pain in the ass to solder into the guitar...


Isn't that why its....solderless? O_o

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#11
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you cant just swap them into another guitar. the other guitar has to have all the proper witing soldered for EMG's. the soderless thing is just refering between the connection between the electrical wiring and the pickup

No, they've had that for like almost 15 years or more now. They have this hole newfangled thing that goes in your guitar with the pots and all that's "solderless". But I've heard it's a bigger pain in the ass than it's worth.

Just another attempt at making people lazy xD
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#12
+1 for used emgs.

I've got an emg 81x 85x set in my ltd f250 and love the sound. It took some getting used to coming from high output passive pickups, but I would never go back to passives in it. The solderless system is probably just as easy to transfer over to a new guitar IMO. Its just plugging things really. (I DID have to solder the pickup selector. But that's it)
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