#1
Hey!
I have a question.
I currently have an active pick up configuration, H-H, 3 way selector switch, 1 volume, 1 tone.
I have some passive EMGs that i would like to install, but i am worried about what might happen.
Any ideas?
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#2
My guitar is a Jackson JS30, if that helps.
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#3
Well, lets first clear this out of the way, why on earth are you installing the Passive EMG's? They're horrible.
#4
The EMG HZ?
Well, not to be rude, but thats your opinion. not mine. you have a different sound liking than i do.
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#6
Yes, theyre stock, and yes, they are active.
Why else would there be a battery i can oh so plainly see in the back of my guitar?
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#7
If you're going to replace the pickups, go all the way and get real EMGs, not the watered down passive versions.

But, if you do want to go with mediocre passive EMGs, you'll need to replace the electronics. Because actives and passives require different pot values, and the JS30 is a low-end model. Low end models of guitars tend to have crappy electronics anyways, so it would eb in your best interest to replace everything.
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#8
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Yes, theyre stock, and yes, they are active.
Why else would there be a battery i can oh so plainly see in the back of my guitar?

Ah, I've always thought they were passive.
My mistake then.

Well, if you'll eb replacing the pickups, you might as well get active EMG's, since going from Active to Passive will require you to change the pots and whatnot, which I think is too much of a hassle.
But if you really want passives, don't use HZ's.

EDIT: Or just do what Will Minus said.
#9
The Hz insn't really a bad pickup IMO, but the actives only cost pennies more, so why not get those?
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#10
basically, you'll need to remove the pups obviously, get rid of the battery, and change out your pots from the 25k ones to 250k or either 500k pots
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#11
Its not like i have the money to get the active EMG's
actually what happened is my friend has the zakk wylde guitar that came with the EMG hz's pre installed in them, but he got the actual zakk wylde active set, so hes making the opposite change i am.
so, hes giving me the passive, and since the JS30 is a low end guitar, i thought i might amp it up.
I actually migt just wait til i get another guitar, and if it doesnt have the best sounding pickups, i still have the passives to repalace it with if i ever need to.
im probably gonna go with an ESP or and LTD, but im not sure.

Or i could just re wire my crappy squier, and cut out the pickguard.
i dono.
and then, if i do decide to go with the replacement, i could just as easily put a 400k potentiometer, could i not?
Cause thats all i have, and i hate searching for that crap.
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