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|2/14/2001 4:24 PM|
I just picked up a great old Schecter strat
that fits my unique requirements for strat-style
guitars: mahogany body and stop tailpiece. But
it as three single coil EMGS in it. I need to
remove those an replace them with a bridge
bucker and neck passive single coil. I have
installed and removed normal single coils before
what will different about removing three active
|2/14/2001 6:37 PM|
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.
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|2/14/2001 7:54 PM|
If your guitar has a snap connector for a 9-volt battery, then it's safe to assume you have the low impedance active pickups and lower resistance pots described above.
EMG did produce a lower grade high impedance passive pickup (I think they are named "Select") that require no battery and use the regular 250k pots associated with most single coil pickups.
I just wanted to make this clarification. In case you have the Select style pickups, you would only change out the 3 pickups, not the pots or switch wiring.
|2/14/2001 9:56 PM|
Some of those Select pickup uses the 9v battery snap also... at leats I saw some with it and my Hohner steinberger licensed has select with battery in it.
On the subject of what was asked...
I'd check at guitarnuts.com for a great wiring that you'd like and start from scratch... teh descriptions there are great and illustrated.
|2/14/2001 11:12 PM|
Thanks for the informative replies everyone!
This is a great site.
Hopefully I can sweeten the deal on this
particular git by just letting the storeowner
keep the EMGs (he thought they were Lace
Senors eyes must be going bad)and having a blank
body to work with. Torn between putting in a SD
single-coil sized HB or just routing it for
bridge bucker...leaning toward the latter there
is something about the full size humbucker that
the stacked ones just don't quite capture.
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