ok, this is what I want to do, I have a bc rich with the standard pickups. I want to buy one emg 81. does one passive and one active pickup work together, because I dont want to pay 100 dollars for a pickup im not going to use.
Its a pain in the ass to get active and passive pickups to work together
well.... that sucks
if your going to get EMGs, get active only. Thats why they developed the Electro Magnetic Generator
If you're not using the neck pickup you could disconnect it or remove it altogether...see Malcolm Young.