Re: Mid range booster + TBX: any user here?
there a huge debate what is active and waht is not, if u have a active module like carvin u are trully active
if u have a bat unit like emg style you arent really active, rather just a nickname
the emg 81/85 set had a less hot signal than my x2n and d. distotion pups
they are actually a really crappy design and do not offer more in tone, infact they color and ruin the clarity of the organic tone, they introduce thier own characteristics, and becasue they are a high bandwith circuit(proprietary design) they need a battery to power the circuit, the actual voltage coming out isnt any hotter than a passive system at all
now on the other hand carvins active module is a godsend, it can take any system, any pup at all, and trully give u MEGA BOOOOST
abut the ec, well they are based on the same activr designs of our time, but they are nicer, and sound better then the emg 81/85 sets, and do not require a battery, they can also run on a passive switch if u want, but you can use a active module with them as well and pull out the stock battery system
if u want a brighter sound i would actually recomend in ur case since u have hot rails, go with a 2meg volume pot to really increae ur dynamics and then pound a 500k tone with a .044!!! cap on it this might give u more of a active type sound and is easier and cheaper
and the hot rails have a incredible dxynamic to them, that active pups just do not have
unless u are using a active module
but in general, i threw out all emg, and everything after finding years and years went by, and it was just my passive wiring or whatever....i wish emg never exsisted, they are by far the worst product ever manufactured ever
and dont tell me about famous musicians who use emg....cuz if u went through thier guitars carefully, youd see that even kirk hammet, ot paul grigoru, none of them are actually using emg, they just have emg caps on them for the endorsement, sometimes htey use whatever, sometimes emg makes them a completely custom passive pickup
whatever, they arent the ones u see in stores
and wen we talk about ec pickups, i wouldnt be surprised if that fool had some bad ass customs!!!