#1
I'm getting some new pickups and they need to be Br00talz but be a bit more organic sounding than EMGs, so I decided Blackouts are perfect. Right now I have stock pups (Alnico II Burstbucker Pros) and am wondering how I would go about putting these new pickups in. Where would I put the batteries? I have no soldering experience, nor have I ever opened up a guitar. Should I get someone else to do it and pony up the cash?
#2
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#3
well if you have never even done pickup switches before it wouldn't really be the best idea to start out with putting active pickups in yourself. if you want the blackouts i would say getting sombody else put in the pickups would be the best choice.
#4
If they're like EMGs they'll come with their own pots which require no soldering because they're quick disconnects. Active pickups are a heck of a lot easier to install compared to passive ones for that reason.

And the battery will likely fit fine in the control cavity.
#5
Does Guitar Center put them in? I really don't know where else to go... and I really don't want to sound like a complete noob either.
Me: Hey! Can you guys put these Blackouts in?
Employee: LOLn00b
#6
the battery would fit in the control cavity but it would be a hassle to replace them.
you have to unscrew the cover then screw it again.
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#8
alexi laiho plays blackouts
dave mustaine plays blackouts
therefore blackouts are the right thing for you
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#9
no guitar center does not install pickups or anything like that at least the one by my house dosnt. i have to either do it myself or take it somewhere else
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#10
Quote by bi-ah!
alexi laiho plays blackouts
dave mustaine plays blackouts
therefore blackouts are the right thing for you

that logic doesn't make the least bit of sense... maybe if the TS said he wanted to achieve their tones...

EDIT:
Quote by leviticus_22953
it's easier with a battery chamber.

yeah I know it's easier with a battery chamber, but opening up the control cavity every time you have to change a battery which isn't all that often, isn't that bad.
Last edited by T!AN at Jun 12, 2008,
#11
Quote by T!AN
^ Was that sarcasm, because as far as guitar hassles go that's pretty low on the list.


it's easier with a battery chamber.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
#12
Quote by bi-ah!
alexi laiho plays blackouts
dave mustaine plays blackouts
therefore blackouts are the right thing for you


and mustaine doesn't use blackouts. he uses livewires.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
#13
Quote by T!AN
that logic doesn't make the least bit of sense... maybe if the TS said he wanted to achieve their tones...

EDIT:
yeah I know it's easier with a battery chamber, but opening up the control cavity every time you have to change a battery which isn't all that often, isn't that bad.

it was sarcastic homeboy

Quote by leviticus_22953
and mustaine doesn't use blackouts. he uses livewires.

oh yeah...dang...

oh well i got my active duncans mixed up
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Better than hooked on crack, I suppose. I'd rather know my kids are safe at home beating their meat than out in the world robbing old women for their crack fix.

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What a huge coincidence. I have a butthole also.