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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Cable Jack for my Ibanez RG1570 Prestige

I just received an EMG 81 for my Ibanez RG1570 Prestige. I want to let all of you out there that were wondering about this know about a couple of things. First of all, according to a guy at EMG you can mix an active pickup with a passive pickup. He said that you can also still use the 5-way pickup selector that comes on the RG1570. One thing to keep in mind about this change: the cable jack that comes with the pickup will NOT work for an Ibanez RG. You will have to order something along the lines of a Switchcraft 152b or if your stock jack has 3 soldering points then you can wire the battery to the unused point. Hope this was possibly helpful to someone!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 02:23 AM
 
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Re: Cable Jack for my Ibanez RG1570 Prestige

Well, pretty sure the stock jack is actually a stereo jack and will work for the EMG, but I have never heard it being okay to mix active and passive pickups. The reason being that the active EMG's use a 25K pot while Ibanez uses 500K pots on their RG models so I don't see how that will work. I recommend using all of one kind(active or passive) so you can use the pots that work with whichever pickups you get.
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Re: Cable Jack for my Ibanez RG1570 Prestige

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Well, pretty sure the stock jack is actually a stereo jack and will work for the EMG, but I have never heard it being okay to mix active and passive pickups. The reason being that the active EMG's use a 25K pot while Ibanez uses 500K pots on their RG models so I don't see how that will work. I recommend using all of one kind(active or passive) so you can use the pots that work with whichever pickups you get.
Albee.... This question came up before, anyway, here's what EMG reccommends right out of thier F.A.Q.'s:

Can I mix EMG's with passive pickups?

It is possible to mix EMG's with passive pickups. There are three possible wiring configurations; one is better than the other two.

Use the high impedance (250K-500K) volume and tone controls. The problem is that the high impedance controls act more like a switch to the EMG's. The passive pickups, however, will work fine. If you have a guitar with two pickups and two volume pots, with a three-way switch, there is another alternative. Use the 25K pots for the EMG, and the 250K pots for the passive pickup. This way you can use one or the other with no adverse affects, but with the switch in the middle position the passive pickup will have reduced gain and response.

Use the low-impedance (25K) volume and tone controls provided with the EMG's. The problem here is that the passive pickups will suffer a reduction in gain and loss of high-frequency response.

This is the best alternative. Install an EMG-PA-2 on the passive pickups. There are two benefits to doing this. With the trimpot on the PA-2, you can adjust the gain of the passive pickups to match the EMG's. The PA-2 acts as an impedance matching device so you can use the low-impedance EMG controls (25K) without affecting the tone of the passive pickups. You will also be able to use other EMG accessory circuits such as the SPC, RPC, EXB, EXG, etc. For this application, we recommend ordering the PA-2 without the switch for easy installation on the inside of a guitar.
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Re: Cable Jack for my Ibanez RG1570 Prestige

Good info there. thanks
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Re: Cable Jack for my Ibanez RG1570 Prestige

I actually believe that you could be right about the stock cable jack being able to work...but what I am going to do on my guitar is sacrifice my tone knob so I have a 25K volume pot for the EMG and a 500K volume pot for the passive pickups...
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Re: Cable Jack for my Ibanez RG1570 Prestige

well...i would think that on the vastness of the internet i could find a correct wiring diagram for the job i want to do...i believe i am just going to take my guitar to a shop and spend 30 bucks to have them do it...so after it is finished i will make a wiring diagram and post it for others that want to know like i do
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Ok here it is: I found out that I was going to be charged about 50-60 bucks to have my pickup installed...so I researched on the internet to find out how the 5-way switch and volume pots and everything actually worked. Then, I wrote a wiring diagram using the information that I learned...well, IT FREAKING WORKS!!! lol, the only thing is that the 25K volume pot does nothing and the 500K volume pot controls every pickup; but there are no dead spots on the 5-way and the guitar sounds great! I will post the wiring diagram soon.
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