#1
My friend who has an Epiphone LP told my he wanted to put EMGs in his guitar. I told him its a pain cause he'll need to put a hole somewhere for the battery. He told my now there's EMG pickups that doesnt need battery.

I have a huge doubt on this so can anyone tell me if its true or not....
#2
EMG makes passive pickups, they don't sound like EMG actives though.

If he has an LP though, the battery should fit in the control cavity with no problems.
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Maybe he's referring to EMG passive pickups.
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#4
The whole idea behind active pickups is that they have a preamp to boost the signal, which requires a battery of some sort.

Myth busted?

*edit*

never mind, he's probably talking about the EMG passives. (not sure why you'd want those though)
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you can fit 2!

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No I dont think he was talking about passif. He was really talking about EMG 81 and 60. I know whats the diffrence between EMG active and passive pickups. He was really reffering to passif one.

uh... i'm a little confused.

bottom line is you can't have an active pickup without a power supply. in this case it's a 9v battery.

that's what makes them active.
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No I dont think he was talking about passif. He was really talking about EMG 81 and 60. I know whats the diffrence between EMG active and passive pickups. He was really reffering to passif one.



You are not to be trusted when it comes to knowing the difference in something when you use the word passif ..... And sorry but 81's and 60's are active using a battery for the preamp.
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#13
nah the only EMG pickups that arent active are the EMG HZ and Selected by emg

Although you could probarbly rig some funky electronics to get EMGS to run of phantom power (like condenser mics in studios)
I dont think its been done before though and theres probarbly a good reason
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Quote by IbanezPsycho
You are not to be trusted when it comes to knowing the difference in something when you use the word passif ..... And sorry but 81's and 60's are active using a battery for the preamp.


my bad about the "passif" juste a spelling mistake for "passive.

Im not stupid I know what EMG pickups are. I own some in my guitar. Its that guy who told my that. So I was wondering if EMG add a new kind of Active pickups or something. This guy told my it was a new kind of pickups, so I had doubts. You guys just confirmed my doubts.
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I told him its a pain cause he'll need to put a hole somewhere for the battery.

And you are wrong.
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nah the only EMG pickups that arent active are the EMG HZ and Selected by emg

Although you could probarbly rig some funky electronics to get EMGS to run of phantom power (like condenser mics in studios)
I dont think its been done before though and theres probarbly a good reason


actually there is an adapter that does that, you plug it into the guitars output jack (it has a through jack for the actual audio signal) and it powers your pickups, no idea how well it works though.
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