#1
what is active pick ups?

how does it improve the sound of the guitar?
#2
not necessarily improve.

Active pickups are pickups that do not use the power of the amp, they have their own 9v battery power supply.

Usually have a higher output. EMG 81/85 i assume are the pickups you are thinking about, they improve the sound for metal, cos of the higher output.

But not necessarily for other styles.
#3
i don't know anything about active pickups

so what re active pickups for?

practicing?

i suppose it's not for playing live
#4
No no, they're used the same as passive pickups.

The only difference is that they have a battery powere pre-amp built into them, giving them a higher output.
#7
Quote by chll
how to install them? pics please?


It would probably be a better idea to have someone do it with experience.
#8
Quote by wretchedspawn
i wouldnt go with active pickups there to noisy

You've obviously never used Seymour Duncan Blackouts.

Like CobbZ said, they're just different. They generally give higher output so you get a more 'aggressive' tone.
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