#2
Um... EMGs I think are $99 a piece. I'm sure GC carries them, or check the online retailer list on their website.

http://www.emginc.com/dealers.asp
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#3
If your guitar has more than 1 pickup, then you'll need to switch out all the pickups for EMGs. While is is possible to mix active and passive, it's a messy solution and not a very good idea.
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#4
EMGs are a hassle !!
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

Keep the faith, baby!!
#5
EMGs are no more of a hassle to install than any passive pickup. The only time it's an issue is when you don't want to swap all your pickups. And in the rare case, some guitars won't have enough room under the pick guard or control cavity to hold the battery, requiring the installation of a battery box.
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#7
Quote by Saitoh
So i cant just change the bridge pickup to EMG? ...


of course you can! I did, but I didn't install it myself, The guys at the shop did it for me.
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#8
You can, but it's a hassle. Just get the Zakk Wylde set like I did. They sound awsome and have a good clean tone as well as distorted.
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#9
Some people don't like enlarging holes on the back of their guitar !!
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

Keep the faith, baby!!
#10
Quote by bluespunkmetal
EMGs are a hassle !!

You're kidding. If snapping a little clip into a cliphole to install them and changing a battery ONCE A FUCKING YEAR is difficult, you seriously may need to consider some rethinking of your life.
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Some people don't like enlarging holes on the back of their guitar !!

Bullshit, I didn't have to enlarge anything, a 9volt takes up so little room.

Conclusion is; quit speaking out of your ass.
#11
mastabassist pwnt everyone here

well yea, some people here are just saying what other people say without actually trying the things out themselves.
#12
Not to steal the topic or anything, but would an EMG battery compartment fit into an Epi LP Custom without having to do any wood working?
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#13
i got the kerry king set in my schecter blackjack..no holes drilled..never replaced a battery.....


sounds killer..worth the 200 for the set.....HELL YEAH
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#14
Well... whatever......

There are better sounding pickups without the hassle...
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

Keep the faith, baby!!
#15
EMGs rule no hassle at all and if you ever want to switch to different EMGs they have a quick connect you can pull out one EMG and insert a different one in like 2 or 3 minutes. And it takes 5 minutes to change the battery
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#16
i installed an EMG in my elcheapo chinese guitar no problem (yep overkill but i had a spare 81 lying around after i installed a 60 in my LTD.