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Re: EMG unwire

2/14/2001 6:37 PM
David Warren
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Re: EMG unwire
If I understand your question correctly, I can tell you that you will basically have to scrap all the controls (pots), except for the five-way selector switch, assuming a five-way is part of the wiring harness. The active EMG's use 25K-Ohm potentiometers. Most passive Strat pickups use 250K pots, or 500K if they are humbucking types. Some use 500K or 1 Meg pots anyway to get a brighter high-end response. Which value you need will depend on your choice of pickups. The wiring of the guitar is also a personal choice. There are links at this web site which list different Strat wiring schematics for passive pickups.