#1
Yeah, I know there is a lesson on it, but this is a different kind of problem.
I just got EMG 81-85's for my les paul and a new boss md-2 pedal.

Problem: I could do them with my crappy stock pups and my grunge pedal, but now that I have a nicer set up I can't?
Also, they don't seem to work on some frets so I was thinking maybe get the frets filed?

any help would be great.
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#2
some fretts work better for pinches, just try to work on your teqniuiqe
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#3
1) Have you got them height adjusted? If they're far enough from the strings, the harmonics wont sound clearly

2) Change the batteries. Sounds like they may be a bit weak.

3) For the higher frets, there may be a little too little space for the sweetest spot to exist.

However, I think its just the pickups which are too low or batteries are weak. That would explain most of it
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#4
However, I think its just the pickups which are too low or batteries are weak. That would explain most of it
u make it sound like pickups have batteries in them. but yeah FiveCentFailure just work on your technique, youve probably just gotten used to the sweet spots created by your old set-up.
#5
haha active emg's do run off batteries.

as for the height being adjusted, i had my neighbor do it and he said the height was perfect. and one of the frets it doesnt work on it 8 on the A string, and 3 on the D string...idk

i don't think it's my technique, but it could be.
Gear
Epiphone Quilt Top Les Paul w/ EMG 81-85
Crate XT120R
Boss TU-3
EHX Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge, DF-7


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Last edited by FiveCentFailure at Oct 8, 2007,
#7
Also, the "sweet spot" shouldn't really change, because it's based on the length of the string (as far as I know, could be wrong).
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#9
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Also, the "sweet spot" shouldn't really change, because it's based on the length of the string (as far as I know, could be wrong).

The sweet spot would change depending on the fret hes playing on.

Anyway another reason why those frets wouldnt work(very technical though) is that the EMGs have a different frequency response and are cutting out the frequency of those notes.

But change the battery first to brand new ones.
I've developed a complex where everytime I hear a Lamb of God song, I burst out laughing

My 7 String V build
My Main Guitars:
Kramer Striker FR-2027SM 7 String
BC Rich Afterburner Warlock
Washburn Xb100 Bass
My Effect(s)/Misc:
Digitech RP350
#10
alrite thanks alot, i'll change the battery and see if that helps.
Gear
Epiphone Quilt Top Les Paul w/ EMG 81-85
Crate XT120R
Boss TU-3
EHX Metal Muff
Digitech Grunge, DF-7


Myspace
#11
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u make it sound like pickups have batteries in them.



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