Anyone know or use EMG pickups?

Anyone know or use EMG pickups?

Postby strumminsix » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:26 am

I'm thinking about popping a set of EMG SA's into an old Strat I have collecting dust.

Would likely up it to 18v as that's what I've heard Bobby's was.

Does anyone know anything about these pickups>? What about Bobby's EMGs in his Blackknife guitars?
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Re: Anyone know or use EMG pickups?

Postby ugly rumor » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:44 am

For guitar, I don't know. For bass, I hated them.
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Re: Anyone know or use EMG pickups?

Postby jeffm725 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:30 am

strummin,
yes, used them...yes, very decent for bobby, and yes, i think most if not all the modulus had them. I had them in My casio, but sold them for some other gear and replaced them with 2 Bill Lawrence Ultrasonics and a Bartolini in the bridge.


One thing that I wound vital to the Bobby sound with EMG's was the addition of the "SPC" control. It is like an EQ filter.

Also, I know that he did not always use the Same EMG model. For example his famous Pink Modulus he actually used EMG selects which is a passive pickup.

Talk to Dozin about EMG's I believe he is very familiar with what they are all about.
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Re: Anyone know or use EMG pickups?

Postby strumminsix » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:07 pm

Thanks! I've always wondered about the SPC. Seems odd to do such a midrange boost.

Does it sound more musical than it looks on paper?
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Re: Anyone know or use EMG pickups?

Postby Dozin » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:22 pm

i've used EMG's / Bartalini's most of my adolescent life :lol:

What Jeff said SPC is a must. Make sure you wire the cap correctly too. It's different than your standard cap placement.

http://dozin.com/bobs/guitars/modulus/schematic/diagram.html

In the diagram I have a EMG 85 it's really a splittable 89
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Re: Anyone know or use EMG pickups?

Postby strumminsix » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:54 pm

Dozin wrote:i've used EMG's / Bartalini's most of my adolescent life :lol:

What Jeff said SPC is a must. Make sure you wire the cap correctly too. It's different than your standard cap placement.

http://dozin.com/bobs/guitars/modulus/schematic/diagram.html

In the diagram I have a EMG 85 it's really a splittable 89

Would you use them now?

Thanks for the scoop
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Re: Anyone know or use EMG pickups?

Postby Dozin » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:03 am

It's been a long time since I've played one of my blackknifes. I'm still on the fence if I want them in my custom that I'm having built right now.
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