#1
so i finally thought i had made my final guitar decision (ibanez rg321) i had planned on using this guitar for a while and then replacing the stock PUPs with active EMG 81/85s but someone told me i couldn't install those, is this true?

"Also this guitar comes with nice stock pick-ups, it has an INF-3 at the neck and an INF-4 at the bridge, they're passive so you can't replace them with like an EMG 81 or anything like that"

thats what the person said
#3
Quote by Guitarislife125
You can install them, it's just a little different than installing passives.


so why would he say "you cant install them with emg 81s"
#4
you need to replace all the pots to put actives in
so yes u can replace them but u have to get a rewire done
You get nothing! You lose! Good day sir!
#5
You might not have enough room to put a battery in your cavity.

But I'm pretty sure you can make it all work out.
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#7
Quote by COBHC728
you would also have to cut part of the guitar for a battery


You don't have it, a buddy of mine put EMGs in his LTD and the battery fits inside the original cavity.
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#10
Quote by otniel01
how much does the rewiring job cost and everything


It depends, but they are usually pretty pricey, especially since you have to rewire your whole guitar...

How old are you, if you are not too young you can do it yourself.

Quote by otniel01
would it be better to put passives in, what do you guys recommend


What amp do you have?
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#12
Quote by otniel01
funny thing, ill be purchasing a roland cube 30x soon :-)


Very nice...

It's your choice.. I say just go with some passives.
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#13
You dont have to do crap to replace with the EMG's except for some extra wiring and make a battery space. I've replaced passive pickups with actives before and it works just fine. Maybe you need a higher amount pot (i.e 500k instead of 250k) to make the tone fully come out, but that's about it. It ain't rocket science.