#1
This may need to go in the accessories section but i just came across an ebay listing which had this as part of the description

"The H-S-S pickup arrangement was changed to 2 Kent Armstrong humbuckers. Also added was a 4 position active distortion switch (powered by a 9v battery) between the volume and tone controls."

Just wondering, what is the 4 way active distortion switch and what does it do and suit?

Thanks
#2
Maybe it's like a built-in distortion pedal? Some cheap guitars have that. They usually aren't very good unless it's a good pedal mounted into the guitar. Guitars that come stock with built-in distortion units probably aren't great.
#3
EMG makes 2 built in gain boosts called the "Afterburner" and the "PA2". Kerry King has the Afterburner mounted on his guitar.

the difference between the two is that the Afterburner is a push/pull dial, so you can control it on the fly, the PA2 is a mini toggle wit an internel trim pot, so you can only adjust it with a screwdriver whent your guitar's electronics are exposed.

Quote by sashki
Maybe it's like a built-in distortion pedal? Some cheap guitars have that. They usually aren't very good unless it's a good pedal mounted into the guitar. Guitars that come stock with built-in distortion units probably aren't great.


there are plenty of good guitars with built in boosters/distortion units. many boutique companies will have boost systems put into guitars. a couple of lower end companies have them in guitars too (first act), but they sound terrible beecause they are passive. the EMG boosters are Active, powered by a 9 volt battery.
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

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#4
Thanks for the replies.

Ive been looking for a decent fixed birdge for drop tunings and i saw this listing and wondered. if its just like a kind of gain booster, i think i will go for a guitar with Active EMGs in it anyway.
#5
well, then you're in luck. if you have the Active Pickups in it anyways, the gain boost can work off the same power supply.
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