#1
Yeah, so my emg's batteries might be lower than i thought and therefore making me sound like crap, i took off the guitar's little plastic back the other day and all i saw were these 2 big springs used for my locking trem, so the batteries aren't there...
right now i just took off the 2 big chrome screws of my neck pickup(if i messed it up idc much since i don't play on that pickup usually), there's also 4 black screws keeping the rest of the pickup on my guitar, what should i do?or should i be messing with this at all?lol
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#2
the battery for my dkmgt sits in the volume/tone pot cavity. should be the same for you.
#3
ah thanks, hope i didn't just ruin my neck pickup lol
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#4
i could be completely unfamiliar with how heavy metal guitars work now a days, since i'm an old blues man, but i've never heard ever heard about guitar pickups requiring batteries.
i mean....they're magnets, right? They shouldn't need batteries.
i could be wrong, but no pickups i've ever heard of need batteries.
#5
active pickups have a built in preamp/eq etc and require batteries.

read here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickup_(music)

also, it's not necessarily a 'heavy metal' guitar trait. david gilmour for example uses active single coil emgs in his red strat.
Last edited by haz_uk at Aug 29, 2007,
#6
now my screws don't wanna go in straight...some kind of spring in the way..
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#7
the springs are there to lower/raise the pickup when you turn the chrome screws. line it up straight and it'll be fine.
#8
so once you take them all the way out how do you put them back in without screwing the whole thing up?:/
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#9
the screws are pushing on the springs and my pickups are going lower into the guitar :/
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#10
Quote by electricsnake
the screws are pushing on the springs and my pickups are going lower into the guitar :/


Get a toothpick or something and line the springs back up and carefully put the screw back in. If that doesn't work just take the whole pickup out and put it back together.
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#11
dangit..this is hard..took the whole damn thing off, i've got the strings still on, and now i can't get the wire which attaches to the pickup back onto the pickup..i really don't want to take the strings off..
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#12
Quote by electricsnake
now my screws don't wanna go in straight...some kind of spring in the way..


Haha, when you said that... for some reason it reminded me of Something in the Way by Nirvana.
#13
gah....still no luck.
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#14
So basically my choices now unless someone helps me somehow are to either:
tear off all of my strings and attach the pickup
or put the pickup back on WITHOUT the wire attached to it,
it's only my clean/neck pickup, but that's gonna mess up solo's probably..

i really don't wanna have to get all new strings..
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#15
Oh man I feel bad for you That's not fun
You could always take it to the shop and get the dude to but it back in they'd probly do it for free
Cancer.
#16
i don't see what they can do that i can't do..i mean..they're gonna tear off my strings lol
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp
#17
I guess you're just not made for the world of handiwork with screwdrivers. I could do it, but I doubt you'd wanna pop over the pond just for that...
#18
actually in my other topic(yeah it was an emergency and not many people were replying to this one), i got the emg wiring done, but now i've gotta try to pop the springs back into place and put the screw in before the springs go flyin or something..they're really strong springs, hard to press down
my gear:
Jackson DKMG(the one with EMG 81/85's)
b-52 AT 212 100 watt amp
old gear i'll probably sell eventually:
yamaha beginners guitar
gunmetal grey Fender squire strat
Fender 65R amp