S series and not enough room in control cavity maybe?
Hey guys and gals.
I have this new S series guitar I've got in layaway, and I'll be getting out soon that has HSH pickups from the factory, and I really like them, but I was thinking about the extra pups I have laying around, and I have an EMG 81 and an EMG 85. So, I'd only need the SA or S or whatever to put in the mid position and I'd have an all active set for this guitar which I think would be awesome. I'm probably going to hot rod this guitar.. by getting some killer graphics put on it, etc,. I love the S series guitars for their sound and light weight, etc,, and the low pro trem helps too! Here's my problem.
It seems that the control cavity is really small, and that Hoshino or Ibanez used really small Pots, etc,. I'm worrie that I won't have enough room. I know I could take this too a tech and they'd be able to probably fix it, but I have to do most of my own stuff like this and enjoy it anyway, since we don't have a tech where I live within about 75 miles. I'm in the boonies.. LOL..
Has anyone tried this on their own or have any ideas? You see, thered's not enough room I don't think for the pickups wiring, pots and the 9 volt battery, and in this case I wanted to try the 18 volt mod.. Anyway, please let know any ideas.. I realize I could always use passives that were hot, but I love the EMG's because their so damn quiet and at the same time really hot.. With the emg single in the middle, etc, I'd be able to get some good straty tones without the damn 69 cycle hum, etc,..
I typically just plug into a high gain amp and wail away for some killer 80's stuff and blues.. that's my style anyway, but I also do clean stuff from time to time.. LOL..
Thanks. This forum rocks..