#1
The guitar tech at my local shop tried to tell me that the EMG pickups that come stock are hot-rodded so they won't need the snap-together wiring kit and that retail (or "aftermarket" is he put it) EMGs do need the kit or else you'll lose some of the tone. I didn't believe this for a second, but I wanted to run it by everyone else just to make sure.
ESP Edwards Explorer - DiMarzio D Activator
ESP LTD V-300 - DiMarzio D Activator
ESP LTD EC-401 - DiMarzio D Activator
Ibanez RG2EX2 - DiMarzio Super Distortion / LiquiFire
Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100
BOSS NS-2
Hardwire Polyphonic Tuner
Last edited by HeavyMetalSonic at Jan 8, 2012,
#2
The new EMG's have "solder-less" connectors. Makes it easier for the run of the mill guitarist to install. You still need the rest of the hardware or you will have to bust out the iron. (May still have to solder to the pots)

Nothing about hot rodding.
#4
Quote by Wisthekiller
The tech is a dumbass.


Yep.

And trying to rip your (TS') ass off.
NT

BE QUICK OR BE DEAD SON
#6
Thanks. I wanted to switch the wiring in my Explorer from solderless to old school to take up less room and that's the jibbery babble he gave me.
ESP Edwards Explorer - DiMarzio D Activator
ESP LTD V-300 - DiMarzio D Activator
ESP LTD EC-401 - DiMarzio D Activator
Ibanez RG2EX2 - DiMarzio Super Distortion / LiquiFire
Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100
BOSS NS-2
Hardwire Polyphonic Tuner