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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

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can i change my rga72 pickups and keep the electronics and active eq switch ? what kinda pickup can i use ? active or passive ? (i know the stock pickups is active but i hear they'r can be replace whit passive ones like dimarzio is that true? )
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

Of course! Just because you have actives in a guitar doesn't mean that you cannot install passive pickups. You just remove the active gear (pickups, potentiometers, etc, and replace it with passive stuff.

I'm not sure if the RGA72 comes with with a ground wire running to the bridge of the guitar, you'll have to see if there is a wire running to the spring claw at in the spring cavity. If there's not it shouldn't be too hard to run one though.
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

thanks ... but i dont want to remove the active gear (Especially the active eq switch)

i'm not sure about ground wire ... check it soon
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

So why ask if you don't want to remove it???
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

do u read my question ?
"can i change my rga72 pickups and keep the electronics and active eq switch ?"
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

OK sorry, but as I said, you'll probably need to remove all of the active electronics.
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

aha ... ok ... looks like i have no choice
can i replace the switch (active eq) with tone knob (Without doing drills)?
and one more question if i order a set of passive pickup they're come with the electronics or may order separately ?
thanks for answering
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I'm guessing you'll be able to swap it out with a tone knob.

No, you'll need to buy the potentiometers and wire separately.
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

I think I would keep the switch and use it for coil splitting.
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

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I'm guessing you'll be able to swap it out with a tone knob.

No, you'll need to buy the potentiometers and wire separately.
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I think I would keep the switch and use it for coil splitting.
Is it possible to do this ?
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thanks again


Is it possible to do this ?
Being that it's original use was to turn the active eq on/off, absolutely possible.
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

I'd put in a Blower switch personally. Install a new 5 way (if the guitar doesn't have a 5 way in the first place) that can do splitting, and the blower switch for taking your bridge pickup up a notch.
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Being that it's original use was to turn the active eq on/off, absolutely possible.
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I'd put in a Blower switch personally. Install a new 5 way (if the guitar doesn't have a 5 way in the first place) that can do splitting, and the blower switch for taking your bridge pickup up a notch.
5 way for H-H pickups ... just seen on rg premium series ... is that switch selector available to buy ?
do u have wiring diagram for blower switch ?
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Re: RGA72tqm CAP Lz10/20

Yes you can buy that selector switch, I have a couple on guitars. The item number is 3PS1SC5.

Blower switch, here are some blog posts I've written for my own blog and Seymour Duncan

http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/th...f-your-pickup/

http://www.lonephantom.com/2011/01/s...-modification/
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