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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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does anyone make an active single coil 7 string pickup

im building a custom 7 and i want to go with a emg 81-7 and 2 single coils but i cant seem to find anyone that make these . any help would be great . ive read about bartiline and lungreg no sure how these are spelled or pronounced . who makes active single coil 7 srting pickups please help thanks matt
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 01:51 AM
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I'm not immediately aware of any one. But! With that being said, EMG makes a switch or knob that can make an active humbucker SOUND like a single coil. As for Bartolini's, I don't think they make an active 7-string SC.

Sustainiac USED to make a 7-string sustainer driver that could also be used an as active single coil sized pickup. It could be set to either a humbucker or a SC sound. (That's the thing with actives... they can SOUND like whatever you want them to be, regardless of their actual physical size.) But, to our great distress, Sustainiac no longer makes them.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 02:12 PM
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I was in a little music shop in Amherst, Nova Scotia and they had this old hamer 7-string and I asked about it. The guy said it had active pickups, and they were all single-coil. I have never seen anything like it before, but it looked custom built, possibly with just a hamer neck.
But the guy said it had a 7-string active single-coil...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2004, 12:18 PM
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One of my 7's has three Bartolini humbuckers, and they're all splittable. He has quite a few 7-string models, so you can choose one that sounds good when split. His pickups are shielded so well that even with the active boost, the noise was totally acceptable. Also, Bartolini would make you 7-string singles in a squared off bass housing, like a long thin 5 or 6-string bass chassis. They'd look different, but they'd sound right. If there's a way to use Bartolini that you're comfortable with, like 3 hums for example, I strongly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-25-2004, 01:02 AM
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There's two options... one's Duncan's Custom shop, who will make you a stacked single coil to match humbucker volumes. I have one. If you want active pickups you'll still end up sacrificing. EMG had it on the tab;e to make a 7-string SA and unveil it at NAMM in January of this year, but they opted not to.

There is a guy on this board named Slanman. He cam into my shop and I did the mod on his Universe. I installed an EMG 707, and a EMG 35TW. His original middle pickup is still there and works with the EMG's even though it's passive. I've done this mod to several guitars...

There are those who will tell it doesn't work. Find Slanman and ask can be

P.S. Slanman, if you're around, gimme a shout man! Haven't heard from ya' since the vid company switch.
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