I might have a good deal on a used Schecter Hellraiser C-1. So is it possible to change the EMGs pups (which has the batteries on) to something passive?
In short - Yes it is
Yes but you will also have to change to pots on the guitar to 500K and ground a wire to the bridge/floyd. A decent guitar tech can do it no prob. Have you tried EMGs in a Schecter hellraiser yet though? If not try them out first before jumping ahead.
Oh. Nah, never really tried active pickups before. Just to make sure I can change it if i don't like it. Thanks man!
Give them as try first because it can be a hassle to change them. An EMG 81 is one of my fav metal bridge pickups and the coil tap in the neck will give you good cleans.
Okay sure! Hope to get the guitar as well. Cheers!