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Old 2003-01-07, 12:30
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passive pickups...please suggest and help

hiya

i recently enquired about gettin emg's into my maverick f-1 axe, however i was told they wouldnt go in due to the rollers on it instead of standard volume and tone dials

however, the guy at the shop i got it from said he would fix in some shadow pickups for me so i could test them, so i left it with him for 4 days so he would do it. I went tot get it today, and he hadnt done it... becuase a maverick
A) doesnt have enough room for the active system
B)the rollers wont hold the switches

both of which he'd told me already... how pissed off i was

anyways... i desperatley need some replacement pickups, high power as poss, though they gotta be passive now... hopin for some suggestions? i want some for the bridge that can handle high, low. raw distortion power they must handle aswell as i crank my beast up (peavey 5150)

cheers, please suggest high output passive pickups for METAL!

oh yeah, sorry i havnt wrote up the modes thing yet, ive been crushed for time and was barfin my guts up over the last day or so so havnt had much time there either:< sorry, ill do it soon
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Old 2003-01-13, 17:54
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The Seymour Duncan Screamin Demons are great, I switched an EMG HZ ifrom my DXMG and it kicks ass!!!
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while we're on the topic of passive pickups, and since Bones98 mentioned EMG-HZ's, are those passive or active?
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Old 2003-01-20, 04:14
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hz's are passive from what I've heard, they are the fake EMG's.

normal EMG's are active though.
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Old 2003-01-20, 10:27
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Dimarzio Evolution or X2N... both have higher output than EMGs (Emg's have 385 mv, Evolution weighs in at 404, and X2n at 510mv).
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Old 2003-01-20, 10:37
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while we're on the topic of passive pickups, and since Bones98 mentioned EMG-HZ's, are those passive or active?


They're passive, but I like the Seymour Duncan Screamin Demons better than the EMG HZ's, Screamin Demons give better clean sound
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hz's are passive from what I've heard, they are the fake EMG's.

normal EMG's are active though.


Oi!!!!!!

EMG HZ are not fake!
LOL!!!! EMG HZ's are as authentic as they were 16 years ago!!!!
EMG makes 5 different passive pickups but I'm not sure how many
powered pickups do they make......
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Old 2003-01-20, 13:24
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ah, well, probably, lol

salesmen try to sell all those LTD/ESP's in the stores like they have active pickups, but I heard the difference, man, compared to the active emg's they suck ass..
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Old 2003-01-25, 19:49
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iv also heard good things about Dimebuckers.

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uh... whats the difference between active and passive? why do they call 'em active? why do they call 'em passive. please help me!!! also i would like to suggest maybe getting a new axe. a bc rich preferably. i got mine for real real cheap
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active pickups have batteries in them, most emg's are active.
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uh... whats the difference between active and passive? why do they call 'em active? why do they call 'em passive. please help me!!! also i would like to suggest maybe getting a new axe. a bc rich preferably. i got mine for real real cheap

how long have you been playing?
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active pickups have batteries in them, most emg's are active.

oh ok.
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how long have you been playing?

like probalbly a little under 2 years. i taught myself cuz lessons kinda stunt your growth as a guitarist.

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Old 2003-02-05, 09:26
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iv also heard good things about Dimebuckers.



They're good, but they're too bassy.....Too much low-end
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Thumbs up Why not try Mighty Mite?

I have been using EMGs both active and passive and they're hot as any pickups produced by the other big ones (Seymour/Dimarzio etc). If you are looking for another good passive pickup, get Mighty Mite's motherbucker, bluesbucker or humbucker. They're great too and will not let your sound thin out
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You revived a 4 year old thread
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