#1
Will I need special wiring for this or this? Ive heard emgs need special wiring to a different selector switch, but Ive seen some guitars that have active and passive humbuckers combined. However, it says "This HZ pickup has EMG's exclusive 5-wire Quik-Connect output allowing any number of wiring combinations" so, will it still need different wiring?

Also, anyone know which one is better to get?
My setup specs:

Guitars: Fender 50's stratocaster
Old jr accoustic crap guitar.

Amp: Roland cube 20x (Going to probably be traded in for a blues jr soon though.)

Effects: Dunlop gcb-95 wah
Boss dd-6 delay
#2
those are passive, so you wont have the problems you would have with the actives.

i dont know how good the single coil HZ's are, but if they are like their buckers, i would stay away.
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#3
Quote by tubadude
those are passive, so you wont have the problems you would have with the actives.

i dont know how good the single coil HZ's are, but if they are like their buckers, i would stay away.


Oh, darn, no actives? Maybe Ill get a hot rails humbucker then or something. Thanks for the help.
My setup specs:

Guitars: Fender 50's stratocaster
Old jr accoustic crap guitar.

Amp: Roland cube 20x (Going to probably be traded in for a blues jr soon though.)

Effects: Dunlop gcb-95 wah
Boss dd-6 delay
#4
Well EMG have active pickups aswell, but they need extra wiring for a battery (9volt).

Check out EMG 81,85,60. those being the common ones.
#5
Regular EMGs are also active, and NEED a battery. Passive pickups don't need a battery.
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#6
Quote by CraigKing
Well EMG have active pickups aswell, but they need extra wiring for a battery (9volt).

Check out EMG 81,85,60. those being the common ones.


I would, but I have a stratocaster so the only way the would happen is if I do some routing.

Also, I want active pickups unless there are non active ones that sound somewhat similar.(I want a deep sound like them.)
My setup specs:

Guitars: Fender 50's stratocaster
Old jr accoustic crap guitar.

Amp: Roland cube 20x (Going to probably be traded in for a blues jr soon though.)

Effects: Dunlop gcb-95 wah
Boss dd-6 delay
#7
You wouldn't need extra routing. You can fit a battery in the control cavity or in the trem cavity.
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#8
Quote by Will_Minus
You wouldn't need extra routing. You can fit a battery in the control cavity or in the trem cavity.


No, I mean to install a full sized humbucker in my stratocaster, it only has 3 single coils...
My setup specs:

Guitars: Fender 50's stratocaster
Old jr accoustic crap guitar.

Amp: Roland cube 20x (Going to probably be traded in for a blues jr soon though.)

Effects: Dunlop gcb-95 wah
Boss dd-6 delay
#9
^look under the pickguard, alot of strats are already routed for a HSH configuration
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#10
Quote by tubadude
^look under the pickguard, alot of strats are already routed for a HSH configuration


Ive heard that, mines the 50's version so I dont know if it will. If it does then all I need is a different pickguard.(unless I just cut a hole in mine and add 2 screwholes, since its a single ply one compared to other pickguards.)

Anyways, can I just unscrew my pickguard and take it off Or do I have to remove the strings first?
My setup specs:

Guitars: Fender 50's stratocaster
Old jr accoustic crap guitar.

Amp: Roland cube 20x (Going to probably be traded in for a blues jr soon though.)

Effects: Dunlop gcb-95 wah
Boss dd-6 delay
#11
i would loosen the strings and pull the pickguard up and check, wont take much to check the bridge part
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You don't argue with tubadude on Washburn-related matters, he flosses with the G string from a set of 0.12's y'know....and it's WOUND!
#12
Quote by tubadude
i would loosen the strings and pull the pickguard up and check, wont take much to check the bridge part


Okay, maybe I can try that tommorrow. If I can fit a humbucker in it then thats great, still need to decide what pickups though from then on.
My setup specs:

Guitars: Fender 50's stratocaster
Old jr accoustic crap guitar.

Amp: Roland cube 20x (Going to probably be traded in for a blues jr soon though.)

Effects: Dunlop gcb-95 wah
Boss dd-6 delay
#13
Quote by 50's strat
Ive heard that, mines the 50's version so I dont know if it will. If it does then all I need is a different pickguard.(unless I just cut a hole in mine and add 2 screwholes, since its a single ply one compared to other pickguards.)

Anyways, can I just unscrew my pickguard and take it off Or do I have to remove the strings first?


You can take the pickguard off without removing the strings, you just have to wiggle it out, and maybe press the trem bar down to give the strings more slack.
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#14
I say leave the 50's strat and buy a MIM strat. This mod would shave value of this vintageinstrument.
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Quote by bassburton
I say leave the 50's strat and buy a MIM strat. This mod would shave value of this vintageinstrument.


Mine is already a mim, mine isnt that old either. There is no point in having a guitar and getting a similar one and leaving the other one to rot. Also, some of it could be the amp, it sounds alot better on my teachers fender amp, still is missing a humbucker though.
My setup specs:

Guitars: Fender 50's stratocaster
Old jr accoustic crap guitar.

Amp: Roland cube 20x (Going to probably be traded in for a blues jr soon though.)

Effects: Dunlop gcb-95 wah
Boss dd-6 delay