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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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EMG81 with EMGHz Pickup ?

The EMG-Site says, that you can use the EMG81 with 500K or 250K Pot, and that they will work like an On/Off function. And i saw lots of guitar players (Ibanez,Jackson,...)using the stock pots and stock neck pickup with an active EMG81 bridge, so i don`t know where is the problem here. Why is there so much noise and hums ? EMG should be noiseless.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 05:39 PM
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There isn't a problem combining active + passive electronics with a 250k or 500k pot. But someone here mentioned wiring up a single EMG 81 to a 500k pot, and thats a recipe for disaster. Fully active electronics should use 25k pots, and using active+passive with 500k will produce marginal (but working) results.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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I whish to combine the passive EMGHz neck with an active EMG81 bridge and 500K Volume Pot. Should that work somehow, without additional noise/hums ? My guitar has ONLY one Pot (Volume) and 3-toggle switch, nothing else controls.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 06:11 PM
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i suggest making a hole for an addition volume nob.
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