#1
I own a Washburn MG 70, its a lovely guitar. Made out of Alder, Floyd rose, and a strat looking body.

Its got a humbucker in the bridge and two single coils in the neck and middle.

The bridge humbucker is an EMG-85 which, as much as i think its cool, sounds pretty.. crappy. I cant wire up a tone for it (dont have a 25k pot) so i think that might be the problem.

The guy gave me two stock washburn humbuckers with it and a no name humbucker. Im wondering if i should leave the emg in or wire everything up with passives.
#2
what kind of tone are you looking at?

for a strat'y looking guitar, maybe some of the modifications i've posted on the stratocaster group forum might help a bit?

link's in my sig.


i'm not really a fan of EMGs, nor am i a fan of no name humbuckers. are the single coils in the neck and middle passives? if so, yea. i'd try one of the washburn humbuckers in the bridge position.
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#3
I figured out by studying the humbucker that its the stock pickup.

Im after a blues tone that sounds good when on overdrive, not really a brighter, distortion tone like i cant get rid of with the EMG.

Im thinking when i get some new pots ill test out all of the pickups.
#4
^cool. blues might be a cool tone to be after. you might want new pickups in the single coils, since they produce a punchy, but chimey sound. the bridge humbucker could possibly replaced. you're probably after a PAF kind of a vintage voiced humbucker.
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Est. 2007


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#5
Quote by Dark_Merlin
I own a Washburn MG 70, its a lovely guitar. Made out of Alder, Floyd rose, and a strat looking body.

Its got a humbucker in the bridge and two single coils in the neck and middle.

The bridge humbucker is an EMG-85 which, as much as i think its cool, sounds pretty.. crappy. I cant wire up a tone for it (dont have a 25k pot) so i think that might be the problem.

The guy gave me two stock washburn humbuckers with it and a no name humbucker. Im wondering if i should leave the emg in or wire everything up with passives.

And what kinda amp do you play through?
#7
Well, I play through a Cube 60. Which does take the EMG nicely when on metal or R-fier which is great for distortion. But for the not so heavy, but more overdrive like sounds i go to Brit Combo, which my dads guitar handles fine, but mine doesn't.