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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2001, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Replacement EMGs - battery cavity query...

Hi, please help me address this query:

Is it necessry to route out the guitar body just to accomodate the battery to power EMG PUs (assuming that the guitar in question wasn't made to accomodate EMGs)?

Kudos in advance.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2001, 12:27 PM
 
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Nope. As long as you've got room for a 9-volt battery in your existing control cavity, there's no need to add another hole in your guitar for the battery. The big advantage of having a dedicated battery cavity is that you can get one with a snap-down hinged lid to make battery changing very easy without requiring any tools.

I've got an active pre-amp in one of my guitars and the electronics and battery fit fine in there. However, JEMs, UVs and RGs do tend to have really tiny control cavities, with barely enough room for two pots and the five-way switch, so your mileage may vary.
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Darren,
Where can I find the snapping battery lid ? I have been looking for one to mount (screw of glue) to a control cavity cover. This way I can utilize the existing cavity but still have the ease of changing batteries without tools.
Thanks !
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Darren,
Where can I find the snapping battery lid ? I have been looking for one to mount (screw of glue) to a control cavity cover. This way I can utilize the existing cavity but still have the ease of changing batteries without tools.
Thanks !
http://www.stewmac.com/catalog/2.asp...=Battery_Boxes

Providing you've got adequate depth in your control cavity, you could probably just cut a hole in your control cavity cover and use the one designed for an acoustic guitar.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2001, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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it's kinda sad that some guitars wren't made to accomodate EMGs, coz if we have to dig a hole in 'em it's gonna upset the tone...

but IMO it's better to have a specialized cavity for the battery. i have a friend here who installed EMGs into his BC Rich Warlock; he has to tape his battery down, it's kinda awful... everytime the tape's adhesives wear out, u can hear the battery dangling & knocking against his guitar. sheesh. :lame:

but that EMG crunch is kinda irresistable...
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germX,

I've been able to squeeze EMG installations into my RG-750 and RG-760 models without great concerns for space or any additional routing. *My RG-750 runs on 18v (two 9v batteries in series), with both batteries nesting in the rear trem spring cavity with some foam rubber to keep them from rattling around. *There's some contact with the springs with the foam but I haven't noticed any tuning problems yet. *

The sound is amazing! *The 81-SA-85 combination (with the 81 in the bridge) woke my rig up, both straight into the amp and through a rack. *
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If you don't want to wait to Stew Mac to ship it, I'm sure Radio Shack has the same part.
If you don't want to cut a chunk out of the body, you might want to try cutting out a hole in your existing control plate and screwing the battery thingie in there. I'm not sure if that will work though, just a theory I have.
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RG Medic,

Need more specifics here please...

How do you actually lay down the battery in that trem spring vicinity? did you like lay it down horizontally? do you have a pic of this lay out? (sorry if i'm asking too much... :biggrin: )

kudos in advance
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