#1
I have a question: Is there any possible way to put an EMG 81 with a passive pickup in the neck?

Or, what are everyones thoughts on the Seymour Duncan Distortion?

#3
I am iterestted in the super distortion, i was going to buy it as it seems cool.
Dont know much about EMG and havent really looked at actives sorry
#4
I know I've heard people say that you CAN match an active with a passive with some rewiring.. and I've also heard that you CANT do that because of the wiring.
#6
You can match the two types together but first off I'd advise getting it done at a store or something cause I cant recall if the wiring of the two makes it difficult or not depends who makes the pick ups i suppose. Plus as was mentioned earlier you'll have to be bloody careful how you balance the two. Actives naturally have a much higher output than most passives so if you dont balance them right the actives going to be over balanced against the passive.
#7
It's easier, but still fiddly with seperate volumes for each pickup - it's a pain in the arse with single volume guitars. It's not really worth doing unless you have really exacting sound requirements.
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#8
I think what we're all getting at here dude is...Dont bother its way too much fuss. Besides you can get passives that can make actives like EMG's look pathetic when used properly. Bareknuckle pickups for example. Or you could try EMG HZ's. Their passives but they have a sound quite similar to thier active counterparts.
#9
Don't do it. You'll get this absoultely obnoxious buzzing the entire time.
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#10
My friend told me about this guy who just removed the bridge passive pickup and replaced the neck one with an EMG. Does this work?
#11
It would I suppose, but why would you want no bridge pickup? EMG's are just pickups at the end of the day, they aren't that much better than good passives - in many cases they aren't as good.

Put it this way - EMG's aren't really suited to certain tones, great for metal though. Decent passives are much more versatile, and it's pretty easy to approximate EMG's using EQ'ing and a booster.
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#12
Ok so my question i guess now is what pickup would i get? I can only get Seymour Duncan and DiMarzio here. The guy at a local guitar shop recommended the Seymour Duncan Distortion to me because the DiMarzio D Sonic was out of stock (The band i play in usually plays in drop tunings)
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#13
Well, what amp have yopu got, what guitar and what kind of sound do you want to get?
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#14
I'd go for the Seymour Duncan. I put a DiMarzio into my old Peavey and it almost sounded active because of the way it kept buzzing. The Seymour Duncan, although not as loud, had a much better distortion sound and kept the buzzing to a minimum.

Cheers.
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#16
D-Sonic and Duncan Distortion are both good choices then - the Distortion's a bit treblier than the D-Sonic but that shouldn't be an issue in mahogany.
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#17
Alright thanks man! Ill look into the Seymour Duncan Distortion or until i find something better out there. But what we can find in the Philippines is rather limited.
#18
You can't really go wrong with a Seymour Duncan Distortion. You should look up Bareknuckle too. They are expensive but brilliant.
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#19
Duncan Distortion is excellent
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#20
If i play a lot of Children of Bodom, Trivium, Metallica.. that sort of thing, would the Seymour Duncan Distortion work well?