#1
Hi,
I was just wondering if it would be worth putting emg 81 & 85 on my epiphone sg. I want a better sound from it. I would just save up and get a new guitar but at the moment i am living on campus in a small studio and don't have the space to keep it.
Thanks
#2
if you like the guitar, why not?

I put a Seymour Duncan in my Epi G-400 and it sounds great
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#4
You might also consider what "better sound" means to you. If it's "lots of high end and not much else" (yes, that's an exaggeration) then your plan is sound. But if you want to sound like Joe Bonamassa, then active pickups probably aren't what you want.
#5
be advised that switching to EMG will take changing every electrical component and pot in your guitar (even the input jack) and adding a battery. The selector switch can stay, but that is it.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
Quote by Preacher403
You might also consider what "better sound" means to you. If it's "lots of high end and not much else" (yes, that's an exaggeration) then your plan is sound. But if you want to sound like Joe Bonamassa, then active pickups probably aren't what you want.


agreed. it depends on what you want. an objectively "better" pickup which is unsuitable for the tones you want might actually end up sounding worse than your stock pickups.
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#7
Active pickups are an especially tricky situation because their huge output and low impedance will give different results with different kinds of amplifier. I wouldn't suggest you bother to switch to active pickups unless you're sure they are what you need to get the sound you want with your amplifier.
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