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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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so i offically hate the sound of my jackson.

so i bought an s470 a few months back and the guitar was a train wreck so i had it painted and now it looks good (still not done yet), it had dual emg 81's when i got it so me being a jackson = emg and ibanez = dimarzio kinda guy put them in my custom painted jackson dinky, replacing the original emg-hz, i figured the dual 81's would be an upgrade but the hz's were far better i am kinda sad i took umm out, now i have avidly and sometimes alomst violently defended emg's as "versatile" and god was i wrong, if you want chigga chigga WAHHHH type metal riffs man they are good but if you want n e thing good they are sadly far off the mark, that's my rant and my jackson will get dimarzios as soon as i can afford them!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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Re: so i offically hate the sound of my jackson.

try turning up the mids and bass, and rolling back the volume and tone a little
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 05:43 PM
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Re: so i offically hate the sound of my jackson.

So those other pups you wanted are good to get rid of then?
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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So those other pups you wanted are good to get rid of then?
nah i want them still i am just moveing into my house still and spending 100's a week on unexpected things, would you trade for a set of emg-hz? i want those for an s-series i have bad, please dont let them go just yet.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 09:07 PM
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Re: so i offically hate the sound of my jackson.

I can definetly let em go for a set of HZ's if you want
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I can definetly let em go for a set of HZ's if you want
i dont have wires or pots its just the pups is that ok?
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Re: so i offically hate the sound of my jackson.

There's no wires running from the actual pickups themselves?
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 11:31 PM
 
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Re: so i offically hate the sound of my jackson.

EMGs have a clip, no wires connected to the pickup. They plug in.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 12:16 AM
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Even the passive HZs?
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Even the passive HZs?
ya they take a 5 clip instead of a 3 clip
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 01:09 AM
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Alright I can do that, dont worry about the pots or anything, and I'm sure places sell the wires for the EMGs
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Alright I can do that, dont worry about the pots or anything, and I'm sure places sell the wires for the EMGs
allright i have a new address i will pm you it tomorrow and guitar parts depot sells them all
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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Re: so i offically hate the sound of my jackson.

If you replaced HZs with the active EMGs and didn't replace the pots you will have trouble. You need 25K pots for active EMGs. Also the 18 volt mod is brilliant with EMGs. Opens them up even more.

EMGs are very versatile, they just take some playing around with to get that great sound.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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If you replaced HZs with the active EMGs and didn't replace the pots you will have trouble. You need 25K pots for active EMGs. Also the 18 volt mod is brilliant with EMGs. Opens them up even more.

EMGs are very versatile, they just take some playing around with to get that great sound.
no lol i replaced them with all the right stuff i just dont have the old pots for the emg-hz
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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Re: so i offically hate the sound of my jackson.

Dimarzios don't cut the mustard either as far as I'm concerned. EMGs I was persuaded were good with an 18v mod at least. But for me it's Bare Knuckle all the way. Seriously, from now on I'm going to wait longer to save up for new pickups if that's what it takes. Everyone has complimented me on my Warpigs.
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