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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 12:48 AM
 
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Re: Switching from EMG to passive...

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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Re: Switching from EMG to passive...

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or u could do what basses do: overlap. like:
(empty)------ Pickup
(empty))------ Pickup
so u can get all 7 strings.
but im not a fan nor an expert of 7 strings, just trying to help as much as possible.
Doesn't work, as someone who IS both a fan and expert on seven strings - you get a weird volume boost and potential phasing issues where the pickups overlap, and weaker output where they do not. The bass pickups you're thinking of are basically single pickups, but split - they're designed to work this way. Guitar pickups are not.

I've talked to guys who've tried this, and all have concluded it's not an option.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-11-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Doesn't work, as someone who IS both a fan and expert on seven strings - you get a weird volume boost and potential phasing issues where the pickups overlap, and weaker output where they do not. The bass pickups you're thinking of are basically single pickups, but split - they're designed to work this way. Guitar pickups are not.

I've talked to guys who've tried this, and all have concluded it's not an option.
No it's not, I tried and it died.

On the 2 8's we're using Passive lundgren 8, active emg 7, active emg 7, passive lundgren 8, NMMB. With the Kahler adjustment squeezed down to 69mm minimum at the bridge you can then install seven string pickups and they will cover the eight string range, and it allows for string bending. Bit of slightly off topic there, but I'm used to getting my meat beat on here! Bottom line you can go active or passive and stereo the live with the passive. Works v well. The nine is straight neck and bridge, the 10 is twin Lundgren 10's with twin sustainers. Crimson Guitars are doing these if anyones interested!
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