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#1
Would it be smart/worth it to put EMGs in my squier? I'm thinking of putting in like a KH-20 set (http://www.emgpickups.com/displayproducts.asp?section=Guitar&categoryid=11&catalogid=106) but I'm assuming the guitar is made of some wimpy wood (plywood or such) so I'm wondering if this is a waste or not
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#3
i have an 81 in my squier and it was well worth it, but only because i already had the pickup laying around.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#4
im trying not to have a new guitar as an option cause i just bought an LTD EC-1000 in july
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#6
puttin EMG's in a squier is like putting a 442 in a pinto

but w/e
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#8
no
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#9
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#10
hhmm..... ok thanks ill just save the few dollars i have haha


EDIT: wwwaaaiitt.... another thing i just realized. im taking a humbucker out of my Dean Michael Schenker V and im not gunna have anything to do with it, could i put it in the squier? i really want a hum in the neck spot but will it work with it?
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#11
it depends. why would you want to?
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#12
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it depends. why would you want to?


put EMGs in the strat or the Dean hum?
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#13
I've noticed that there are a few different levels of squire quality, and it's kinda a crap shoot as to what you get. I'm looking at mine sanded down right now, and it looks to be about 4 to 5 pieces of adler. btw, a pinto with a 440 would haul ass! but just like the stat you're gonna need to do some modification to fit that big as engine. you probably wont fit the battery in the squire. I say yes! go for it
#14
Quote by EclipseNine
I've noticed that there are a few different levels of squire quality, and it's kinda a crap shoot as to what you get. I'm looking at mine sanded down right now, and it looks to be about 4 to 5 pieces of adler. btw, a pinto with a 440 would haul ass! but just like the stat you're gonna need to do some modification to fit that big as engine. you probably wont fit the battery in the squire. I say yes! go for it



i am definatly not a car person so i know nothing about engines but ok! a simplistic battery compartment would be maybe a cm or 2 LxW bigger than the battery itself right? for padding and such, so ill messure a 9v and then see how thick the squire is
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#17
buy the emgs... then buy a new guitar and put them in those
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#18
Quote by VieNam
buy the emgs... then buy a new guitar and put them in those


again, new guitar really isnt an option. just got a new guitar a month ago
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#19
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i am definatly not a car person so i know nothing about engines but ok! a simplistic battery compartment would be maybe a cm or 2 LxW bigger than the battery itself right? for padding and such, so ill messure a 9v and then see how thick the squire is


the battery fits fine under the pickguard. just screw a battery clip to the control cavity.
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#20
If you have the pickup laying around unused then ok. But not much point in spending a 100 bucks on 1 to put in a squire.
#21
I'm going to be doing something like that. But I will get a body with good wood, probably replace the neck, repaint it, change the tuners and change the pick ups... Maybe a bit more work like knobs and such. I just need to get my co op and get some money...
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#22
A squire isn't even worthy of having such pickups. Unless you want to morally degrade the EMG's... you'll save them for a better guitar. 442 block in a Pinto... excellent way of putting it. I'm thinking more.. a 468 big block into a Geo metro.
#24
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Actives plus Passive?
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id be taking out the passives, installing battery and putting in 2 singles and a hum active
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#25
EMG might be overkill for a cheapie guitar, I would personally pop in some GFS pickups into that Squier just because from what I've heard on these forums they are good for the price. Check it out Guitarfetish.com
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#26
Quote by divinorum69
Actives plus Passive?
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You can mix passive and actives.

If you want to put EMGs in your POS then get a used 81 off ebay. I guess you can't use the original pickguard. You could just screw the EMG in without the pickguard. Squier strats look like crap anyway
#27
If its a decent Squire, the body is decent wood. The more expensive ones aren't ply.
#28
Quote by decadence5423
You can mix passive and actives.

If you want to put EMGs in your POS then get a used 81 off ebay. I guess you can't use the original pickguard. You could just screw the EMG in without the pickguard. Squier strats look like crap anyway


But you cant use them on the same circuit, ie cant have the active and the passive at the same time activated
#29
I'm pretty sure you can mix active and passive, if you wire them properly. I can check my emg directions, or you can view them on line at emg's web site.
also, some squires were basswood bodies. I love basswood. I made a frankenstrat with my basswood body, an new custom neck, emg sa's with the tone pots, a graphite nut and good tuners.
my frankenstrat kicks usa strats asses. (had several usa strat owners play mine, and drool all over it.)
so, if the body is decent wood, go for it. if it's ply wood... it may not be worth messing with.
you would have to route out the body to put in a humbucker.
also, if you do emg's, put the battery in with the tremelo springs. much easier to change.

if you look at the wood by taking off the plastic, you can tell if its solid or not.

by all means, throw the stock neck in the trash, or use it for an oar in your row boat. their necks are horrible.
#30
Quote by eurotrashed
If its a decent Squire, the body is decent wood. The more expensive ones aren't ply.


i just checked and mines one of the alder ones so i think im gunna do it. i just realized how beaten up my neck is so i think ill be replacing that too. Its 21 fret so would getting 22 fret neck get in the way or mess anything up?

also everyone says to replace the bridge so i might do that if someone can name a decent one for me
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#31
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i just checked and mines one of the alder ones so i think im gunna do it. i just realized how beaten up my neck is so i think ill be replacing that too. Its 21 fret so would getting 22 fret neck get in the way or mess anything up?

also everyone says to replace the bridge so i might do that if someone can name a decent one for me

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar_tremolos/Gotoh_Traditional_Tremolo_for_Strat.html
First thing that came up on Stewmac.
Gotoh is a great brand and recently have been well known for making LFR's that are better quality than OFR's, so they obviously know how to make good bridges :P
Maybe a new nut?
a new graphite nut would probably do wonders for tuning stability.
The 22 fret neck will be a problem, just get the 21.

Are you going to be using your old tuners?
Is there anything wrong with them?
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#32
An EMG is gonna sound the same in whatever guitar you put it in. So if you put on in your squier it'll sound just the same as on in an Explorer or in a walrus's eye socket.
Point is, if you like the active sound, then go for it.
#33
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http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar_tremolos/Gotoh_Traditional_Tremolo_for_Strat.html
First thing that came up on Stewmac.
Gotoh is a great brand and recently have been well known for making LFR's that are better quality than OFR's, so they obviously know how to make good bridges :P
Maybe a new nut?
a new graphite nut would probably do wonders for tuning stability.
The 22 fret neck will be a problem, just get the 21.

Are you going to be using your old tuners?
Is there anything wrong with them?


if i get a new neck i will most likely end up getting new tuners. the ones i have now are the die-cast ones that come stock. how much would a new nut cost?
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#34
Quote by Johansensan
if i get a new neck i will most likely end up getting new tuners. the ones i have now are the die-cast ones that come stock. how much would a new nut cost?

a new nut shouldn't cost you more than maybe $5.
and also EMG's don't sound the same in every guitar...
They sound more similar than passives, but not the same.
I've tried a few of my mates guitars through my amp with the same settings and they sounded quite different... but you could still tell they were similar pickups.
I think the placement of where you put them has quite abit to do with it too.
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#35
Quote by WH15P3R
a new nut shouldn't cost you more than maybe $5.
and also EMG's don't sound the same in every guitar...
They sound more similar than passives, but not the same.
I've tried a few of my mates guitars through my amp with the same settings and they sounded quite different... but you could still tell they were similar pickups.
I think the placement of where you put them has quite abit to do with it too.


i have EMGs (60/81 combo) in 2 guitars that came stock and i really like em. thats pretty much the reason i want em in my squire. Im also putting an 81 in my dean v
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#36
Ok, for all you bandwagoning ignorants who said "no, get a better guitar", think about this:

Stock Squiers are bad guitars, right? Why is it that people wanna mod one to "make it better, but I don't wanna spend much money"? You get what you pay for, right? Well common sense would say to get quality parts. Any guitar can have the setup "over-hauled" to play better (just look at my little collection of a Squier and several other no-name vintage guitars). Theyv ALL play well, thanks to much TLC put in by yours truly. So why NOT spend good money on pups, tuners, and a bridge? Then you'll have a hell of a guitar that'll shut people up.

Yeah, you could just buy a higher-end guitar for as much or a little more money, but that just takes all the fun out of modding it to make it "one-of-a-kind".

Does this make sense to anyone else but me?
#37
What's wrong with putting an EMG in a Squier? It's not like you're killing the pickup and if you decide to upgrade the guitar later, you could always reuse the pickup.

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#38
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Ok, for all you bandwagoning ignorants who said "no, get a better guitar", think about this:

Stock Squiers are bad guitars, right? Why is it that people wanna mod one to "make it better, but I don't wanna spend much money"? You get what you pay for, right? Well common sense would say to get quality parts. Any guitar can have the setup "over-hauled" to play better (just look at my little collection of a Squier and several other no-name vintage guitars). Theyv ALL play well, thanks to much TLC put in by yours truly. So why NOT spend good money on pups, tuners, and a bridge? Then you'll have a hell of a guitar that'll shut people up.

Yeah, you could just buy a higher-end guitar for as much or a little more money, but that just takes all the fun out of modding it to make it "one-of-a-kind".

Does this make sense to anyone else but me?

Makes sense to me.
Bandwagoning happens too much online... someone reads something and repeats it even if the original statement had little or no truth behind it and it spreads like a bloody bush fire.
Same thing with EMGs, if they're so bad why the hell do a whole lot of big bands use them? I bet most people who complain about them don't have a guitar with them in.
I reckon modding stuff is more fun than going to a store and getting a mediocre axe for the same price as putting top shelf components that you've selected yourself.
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