#1
HEY!

I'm looking to get a gretsch because I love the way they look... (lol). jk

I've long loved their sound but, I wanna guitar that can well, BOOM.

so I want to get like a nice, good looking, passive Gretsch

and put emg's in it. is this possible, and if so, is it hard and how...

like this one for example

http://www.music123.com/Gretsch-Guitars-G5122-Double-Cutaway-Electromatic-Hollowbody-Electric-Guitar-514651-i1384416.Music123

any input would ROCK
#3
would probably be a very tedious/borderline annoying job since there's no control cavity. you would have to do all the work through the f-holes.
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#5
so you love the gretsch sound but you wanna get one and put emgs in it? it won't sound like a gretsch anymore buddy, just warning you. if you buy a hollowbody like that you will have a lot of feedback problems with emgs, as they are such high output pickups. i'd suggest going for one of their solidbody guitars that could easily be swapped for emgs, at the most you'd have to add room for a battery in the control cavity. try something like this one:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gretsch-Guitars-Electromatic-Pro-Jet-with-Bigsby?sku=511587
#6
i know it sounds farfetched sorry lol. ok so emgz arent the best idea. what pickups are good at picking up pinch harmonics that would not make so much crazy crap happen
#7
emgs sound like what you are looking for, im just pointing out that you will lose that "gretsch" sound by using them, but go for it if you find a gretsch you like
#9
This thread is pure blasphemy!!

EMGs in a Gretsch!!
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#10
Just get the Gretsch and crank the gain. Don't stand in front of your cab.
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#11
Quote by rednwhiteblues
so you love the gretsch sound but you wanna get one and put emgs in it? it won't sound like a gretsch anymore buddy, just warning you. if you buy a hollowbody like that you will have a lot of feedback problems with emgs, as they are such high output pickups. i'd suggest going for one of their solidbody guitars that could easily be swapped for emgs, at the most you'd have to add room for a battery in the control cavity. try something like this one:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gretsch-Guitars-Electromatic-Pro-Jet-with-Bigsby?sku=511587


EMG's aren't highout put, they have a preamp that boost's the output of the actual pickup. Weither this poses the same problem as highout put pickups, I have no clue.
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