#105393  by 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?
 #105398  by 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.
 #105434  by 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?
 #105458  by 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/s ... agram.html

In the diagram I have a EMG 85 it's really a splittable 89
 #105460  by 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/s ... agram.html

In the diagram I have a EMG 85 it's really a splittable 89
Would you use them now?

Thanks for the scoop
 #105471  by 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.