#1
I've got a Dean Razorback V with the standard Seymour Duncah Dimebucker/Dean Humbucker pups, and I'm wanting to change to an active set of pickups. First off, I'm not interested in doing this mod myself. Can someone give me an estimated price to take this to a shop and get them changed? Second, I'm torn between EMG's and Blackouts. I play all sorts of metal in a drop C tuning. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance guys.
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#2
it'll cost like $200+ for the pups and probably over $100 to get them installed. why aren't you interested in doing it yourself ?
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#3
I'm expecting to have to cut some space in in the back of my guitar for the batteries. Is that not a problem? If so, I'd be more than happy to do it myself. I just don't like the idea of cutting a hole in my guitar on my own.

And the EMG's cost $200, Blackouts $150.
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I'm expecting to have to cut some space in in the back of my guitar for the batteries. Is that not a problem? If so, I'd be more than happy to do it myself. I just don't like the idea of cutting a hole in my guitar on my own.

And the EMG's cost $200, Blackouts $150.


no need to cut a hole for anything you can just stick the battery in the control cavity.
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#6
Well see if you can fit battery in the control cavity atm, if you can, then you can install the actives your self, its easy.




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I don't really know about price of installation, but definitely go with EMGs. They're hands down the best active pickups out there.



Even though it is actually a matter of opinion....

The batteries are likely to fit in the control cavity, so no worries.
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#8
Alright, thanks a ton! You guys just saved me a shitload of money. Are there videos on youtube that show how to swap pickups out? This'll be a first for me.
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Alright, thanks a ton! You guys just saved me a shitload of money. Are there videos on youtube that show how to swap pickups out? This'll be a first for me.


there probably is some on youtube but you should just look up videos about how to solder, if you've never done it before. it's easy if you go slow, be patient and follow the diagram correctly.
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#10
You speak truth, good sir. Unfortunately I won't be getting these pups til Christmas, but I'll review the stuff and make sure I'm ready for it so I can put them straight in.
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#11
I put some Blackouts in my friends razorback and he has a razorback 255 and the blackouts are more tone-versatile and just have a less sterile sound IMHO but its up to you and the sound you like.
But I think you should go blackout =D
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You speak truth, good sir. Unfortunately I won't be getting these pups til Christmas, but I'll review the stuff and make sure I'm ready for it so I can put them straight in.
Great! that means you'll have over a month to practice soldering things, if you don't already have skill at that. your guitar's control cavity is not a good place to practice.

and be sure to take the cover off the control panel to be certain you DO have enough room for a battery. chances are you do, but ...
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and be sure to take the cover off the control panel to be certain you DO have enough room for a battery. chances are you do, but ...

Sometimes it won't fit due to the need of mini-pots instead of full-size pots.

Can you get EMG-Mini pots? I've never had experience with them.
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#14
^ EMG pots are mini sized pots.




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^ EMG pots are mini sized pots.


indeed they are, and if you get the zw set it comes with the longer shaft pots as well.
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It's actually longer shaft not larger.


thanks, that's what i meant to put
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i have a longer shaft as standard equipment.
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