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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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EMG707+Ibanez RG7620 - HELP

Hi,
i whish to install the EMG707 bridge pickup in my Ibanez RG6720 7-string guitar.
Please, help me somebody,who has this pickup in his Ibanez RG7620 Guitar.Schematic and advices will be great for me. I whish that it works NOISELESS and correct. All i know for now, that i must file the corners of the pickup hole,because the EMG707 is bigger. And i whish not to damage the guitar lack around too much.
Thanks a lot,
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 04:14 PM
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Is that all you want?

Bridge EMG7

What about volume, tone, what type of selector (3 way tggle?) and any other pups?
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, i whish to replace Only the EMG707 bridge, the RG7620 guitar has 5-way switch 1 volume and 1 tone and two (DiMarzio New ?)humbuckers.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 04:27 PM
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Try this or a variation thereof. Looks like you may need a volume for the passive pups (Dimarzio) and a volume for the active (EMG) pup
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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I whish to have the right schematic for Ibanez RG7620 not this one for Fender Stratocaster,
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 05:26 PM
 
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Yes, but what you want to do is wire one passive and one active pickup, which is generally a big pain in the a$$. I wouldn't be surprised if the schematics that Eddie found are the only decent ones out there for what you want to do...
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2003, 12:45 AM
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Yeah. I'd highly recommend either disconnecting the neck pup or putting another 707 in, because otherwise, it's a huge bother. You see, active and passive pups are massively different when it comes to ohmage. You'd have to use seperate volume and tone pots for the pups, because passive pickups usually use around 250-500K pots, while active pups use 10-25K pots. I think there are other ulcer-inducing issues, too, but I can't think of them right now. Basically, it's not worth the trouble. Also, if you're buying EMGs, I'd say you probably don't care too much about clean sounds, so one bridge humbucker should work fine for you. By the way, what made you go with EMGs over the EVO or TZ?
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2003, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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I went with EMG707 over the EVO,because i found it on Ebay for 90 $. Meanwhile,i have Duncan Distortion on my second 7-string, and it just lacks some power and clearness.And DD i think, is a similar pup as EVO.

I saw lots of guitars that have EMG bridge and passive neck with stock pots and they all work correct. The passive pot works then like an on/off, not decreas./increasing volume like usual.

So, i`m searching for somebody who actually has RG7620 with EMG707 bridge,that you help me.
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Perhaps what you saw were EMG HZs? If not, then the pots either weren't stock, or were only connected to the passive pickup, because I'm not kidding, normal pots WILL NOT work with active pickups. Anyway, I can't really help you, because I have no personal experience with EMGs. My recommendation would be to go over to www.tandjent.com/meshforum to the Meshuggah board, as I know that several people over there use EMG loaded 7620s. I know at least big drewbowski (or something like that) does, so you might give him a holler, or do a search. Either way, you should come across some useful info. Hope that helps.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2003, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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I still didn`t found somebody for help
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2003, 05:09 PM
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Gus, where are you located?
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As already stated, you need separate circuits for the EMG and the DiMarzio. You can't have the two pickups controlled by the same volume control, period.

Describe the exact control layout you want (switching, pots, etc.), and someone will be able to tell you in general terms how to do it (if it's possible). If nobody's responded with a detailed diagram, chances are it's because nobody here has experience doing what you want.

The diagram EKG posted is actually pretty good, and can be easily adapted if you know what you're doing with guitar electronics. If you've never wired a guitar before, you might want to take it to an experienced tech.
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2003, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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I`m from Slovenia/Europe, so i must install it alone, because nobody is doing that here. Thats why i need the advices and right schematic for RG7620.
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2003, 07:14 PM
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The reason I ask is I am somewhat close to EMG. Since you are over in Europe, I am willing to give them a call for you. If you were closer, I would have advised you to. It's too late now, but if you can wait til Monday, I'll give them a call for ya. Is this the rundown?

EMG707 Bridge
Single middle (Passive)
4 conductor Neck (Passive)
1 Volume
1 TOne
5 way selector

You are more than likely going to have to add a volume and go to a 3 way selector. The EMG can't be split like a passive humbucker.
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2003, 10:57 PM
 
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The 7620 doesn't have a middle single, Eddie.

You've been playing those PGMs and UVs too much.
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