#1
So I got a little screwed over, I bought two passive humbuckers from emg, assuming it'd be the same solder em on kind of deal. They got here and then I saw that you don't solder them anymore. I had to ditch my mid pickup and all my electronics, and now I can't use my 5 way selector

Anyway I have an ibanez rg, so do they sell 3 way pickup selectors that would fit in the same spot a 5 way would? I see the ones for telecasters, would those work? Thanks! Also would it come with wiring or would I need to buy some?

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#2
A telecaster switch would be fine, they have the same footprint of a 5-way Strat switch
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Do the back of the pickups look like this? You can either cut off the plug on the opposite end of the cable that plugs into the pickup, or just wire the pins up individually. This way you can still use your middle pickup




Personally, I would recommend returning those pickups and we can help you find something else. EMG's passive pickups are very mediocre
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#3
Getting yourself a 3 way switch wouldn't change anything, you still have to solder it. As long as its a 3 way blade switch you should be good. However, I agree with Flux'd, EMG passives are very lackluster. You're better off with a company known for their passives like SD, DiMarzio, Lace or BKP.
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#4
I went ahead and bought a 3 way selector from EMG's website, since of course it's the only switch that'll work with their new "Solderless" pickups... for $40. ****ing bullshit. Will absolutely never buy another EMG product again.

I've heard that EMG's don't have the best passive pups, but the ones I got seem to have generally positive reviews.

Hell, now I'll be pissed if I don't get any wires to connect the switch to the board.
#5



You don't have to use their solderless system. All you had to do was solder to the pins directly or just cut the plug off the end of the cable that plugs into the pickups. $5 switch vs a $40 switch, or you could have just returned the pickups and ridded yourself of mediocre tone at inflated prices.
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#6
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You don't have to use their solderless system. All you had to do was solder to the pins directly or just cut the plug off the end of the cable that plugs into the pickups. $5 switch vs a $40 switch, or you could have just returned the pickups and ridded yourself of mediocre tone at inflated prices.


+1 i hope you like the passive EMG's. i had them in one guitar for a few days and hated them. ended up trading the guitar. to somebody that was like "omg" these black pickups are so cool, is that what zakk wylde uses? i said kind of. he played it.
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#7
I think the H2s have their own kind of charm. I used an H2 set for a few months a couple years ago, I liked them (would never buy them again though, when I can get cheapish DiMarzios instead).

Their H4s are awful though. Just awful.

What'd you get, OP?


On the up side, the switch should work dandy for if you ever want to get their active pickups, most of which are quite excellent.
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I went ahead and bought a 3 way selector from EMG's website, since of course it's the only switch that'll work with their new "Solderless" pickups... for $40. ****ing bullshit. Will absolutely never buy another EMG product again.

I've heard that EMG's don't have the best passive pups, but the ones I got seem to have generally positive reviews.

Hell, now I'll be pissed if I don't get any wires to connect the switch to the board.


You really didn't have to do that. Just cut the connectors off the end of the wire, strip the wire and boom, you can solder it to your old switch.
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