#1
Okay so this is my first time posting but it's only because I bought myself a 'Seymour Duncan Retribution 7-String Dino Cazares Signature Pick-Up' and it all looks good. My Schecter Omen Extreme 7 (that I'm planning to put it in) takes passive pickups, and in the description I saw it said "Passive mount". I'm just checking over if this is all fine for my model as when I went onto youtube to hear a demo by Dino Cazares, it mentioned active pickups, so just don't want to screw myself over. Cheers
#2
Can you provide a link where it talked about "passive mount"?
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#3
It's just the way the pickups are mounted on the body. Active mount is a simpler direct mount since there isn't usually any reason to adjust their height. Passive mount is the far more common setup which is more complex but allows for height adjustment.

Your Schecter has the usual mounting rings so you'll want passive mount pickups.
#4
Quote by Roc8995
It's just the way the pickups are mounted on the body. Active mount is a simpler direct mount since there isn't usually any reason to adjust their height. Passive mount is the far more common setup which is more complex but allows for height adjustment.


This is completely incorrect.

Active mount: http://www.emgpickups.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/400x362/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/7/0/707.jpg?id=989

Passive Mount: http://www.seymourduncan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Blackouts-bridge-7-strg-passive-mount-Black-AHB-1b-7-pmt.png

For whatever reason, a lot of 7/8/9 string active pickups use soapbar design, where the edges of the pickup enclosure extend beyond the screws. Passive mount is the "standard" for non active pickups.
#5
How does that invalidate anything I said? The active mount pickups get used without rings, (usually) direct mounted to the body. Passive pickups get used with rings (usually). As far as the original question is concerned that's the salient difference. The important point here is that you can't drop active mounts into a passive mount ring. As the names imply the mounting for each is different.

Those pickups use the soapbar look for exactly the reasons I stated, it's a cleaner/simpler installation without rings and often direct mounted with no height adjust.

I'm not sure where your disagreement is.
Last edited by Roc8995 at Jul 12, 2016,
#6
Quote by Roc8995
I'm not sure where your disagreement is.
His disagreement seems to be because he couldn't understand a word you wrote. If he did, then he would know that the pictures he posted depict exactly what you wrote.
#7
Hi. Can anybody tell me where is difference between these two guitars?
http://www.schecterguitars.com/international/guitars/keith-merrow-km-7-2016-12-01--detail
http://www.schecterguitars.com/international/guitars/keith-merrow-km-7-mk-ii-see-thru-black-pearl-detail

I generally mean active and passive mounts? If its sound the same? And is it posseble to replace these pickups to SD Black Winter (passive)?
Thanks.
#8
gmphoenixgold
They appear to have the same set of pickups, both passive and both using standard passive mounts, just without pickup rings. They should be fine to replace with Black Winters although I'd want to play the guitar and see how it actually sounds before deciding to do that. Differences seem to be small features like a compensated nut on one to help with intonation and a wheel truss rod nut to make adjustment easier. Also, neck thru construction on the second one. If you need to know something beyond that, you'll have better luck making a new thread about it instead of bumping an old one.
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#9
Please make a new thread for new questions, this thread is old.
Try a new thread in the EG forum, you'll get more help there.