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Re: Emg Mid boost problem!

7/13/2000 3:25 PM
Matthew Drobnak
Re: Emg Mid boost problem!
I have EMGs in my Strat (89/SA/SA), thats how I knew it wouldnt work... According to the website:  
 
"Both the BTS and BTC units can be used with passive pickups as well as EMGs."  
 
However, that's for their bass line of EQ..  
 
From the FAQ:  
 
Can I use EMG accessory circuits on passive pickups?  
 
"Most EMG accessories can be used directly with passive pickups. They are the  
EMG-PA2  
EMG-SPC  
EMG-RPC  
EMG-VMC  
EMG-BTC CONTROL  
EMG-BTS CONTROL  
EMG-BQC CONTROL  
EMG-BQS CONTROL.  
 
These EMG accessories cannot be used with passive pickups  
EMG-EXG  
EMG-EXB  
EMG-BTC SYSTEM  
EMG-BTS SYSTEM  
EMG-BQC SYSTEM  
EMG-BQS SYSTEM"  
 
Mind you, afaik, this has been updated recently..Beforehand, it used to say that in order to use these circits with passive pickups you needed to put a PA2 preamp in..actually, the paragraph before this question says this:  
 
Can I mix EMG's with passive pickups?  
 
[parts omitted]  
 
"This is the best alternative. Install an EMG-PA-2 on the passive pickups. There are two benefits to doing this. With the trimpot on the PA-2, you can adjust the gain of the passive pickups to match the EMG's. The PA-2 acts as an impedance matching device so you can use the low-impedance EMG controls (25K) without affecting the tone of the passive pickups. You will also be able to use other EMG accessory circuits such as the SPC, RPC, EXB, EXG, etc. For this application, I recommend ordering the PA-2 without the switch for easy installation on the inside of a guitar."  
 
That's what I had remembered, and that was the reason for my answer... I was unaware they changed the circuitry a bit..  
 
-Matt