#1
Okay my emgs dont give me enough sustain and 'hotness' compared to all my other magnetic pups. how do i increase this? the batterys are alright i dont know whats up with it.
#4
Put them in the oven.

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#6
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maybe move the pickup closer to the strings? just an idea

This is most likely the soultion. EMGs need to be very close to the strings, as they have a very weak magnetic field.
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This is most likely the soultion. EMGs need to be very close to the strings, as they have a very weak magnetic field.



Oh i didnt think this was the problem because they were active. cool ill do that.
#10
Raise'em till you're just missing them when you palm mute and add another battery for 18V
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#11
Maybe you need a new battery?
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Raise'em till you're just missing them when you palm mute and add another battery for 18V

wouldn't that be a bad idea? things designed for 9 volt run on 9 volt for a reason. that probably would be a bad idea
#13
Quote by captaincrunk
wouldn't that be a bad idea? things designed for 9 volt run on 9 volt for a reason. that probably would be a bad idea


there's two pickups. adding another 9volt would just allow them to have their own power source instead of running off one.
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wouldn't that be a bad idea? things designed for 9 volt run on 9 volt for a reason. that probably would be a bad idea

they're designed to run on 9, 18, and 27 volts. 18volts makes the biggest improvement in headroom and clarity.
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there's two pickups. adding another 9volt would just allow them to have their own power source instead of running off one.

i don't think so, they'd both be drawing current from both of the batteries in series.
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wouldn't that be a bad idea? things designed for 9 volt run on 9 volt for a reason. that probably would be a bad idea

EMG's can handle up to 27v but after 18v the sound doesn't change much. There is a big difference in sound from 9v to 18v though. EMG's sound better at 18v and I reccomend anyone that has EMG's to try this mod. It's cheap and easy to do and makes a big difference. There's a thread on here about the multiple ways this mod can be done.
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Quote by captaincrunk
wouldn't that be a bad idea? things designed for 9 volt run on 9 volt for a reason. that probably would be a bad idea


There designed to handle up to 27volts so no it is not a bad idea.

You can run two of them for a longer charge or run two to up the voltage to 18v which is a great mod and really opens them up. Not really in the gain department but in the clarity, tone and more organic department.
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Quote by captaincrunk
wouldn't that be a bad idea? things designed for 9 volt run on 9 volt for a reason. that probably would be a bad idea

They handle up to 27v, and tons of people run them at 18 now
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#21
+1 to 18v mod
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#22
+2 to 18v mod. Be smart and just wire together 3 9v harnesses so it plugs in and out no problem, no soldering of actually guitar components needed.
#23
^ i can barely change a fuse lol ill leave it to the pros. it would be good to hear an audio example of the difference. i read in a few places the difference is minimal
#25
that video makes it kinda hard to tell the difference... this one is more direct.

9v: http://source.dk/~jbj/EMG9v.mp3
18v: http://source.dk/~jbj/EMG18v.mp3
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