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|October 19th, 2010, 09:54 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
lace sensor matching output emg sa ????
I´m currently have the EMG dg20, it´s a nice and versatile set but lets face it, the SA picks only sound good with the active tones. In the other hand the gold lace sensors sound very good by their own, very claptonish. So I was wondering if I can run the lace with the emg spc and the exg without a hassle (having the best of two worlds) and if the Hot gold lace sensor would match the output of the emg SA?
|October 25th, 2010, 12:27 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Oh Aich Ten
The EMG stuff kinda lives in it's own world and fails to play nice with others.
I could type in a lot of technical stuff but I don't feel like just now, and the end result is what I typed above.
"Everything is a tone control"
|October 25th, 2010, 12:34 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Friend of Leo's
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: eastern n.c.
from their site: linky (info on page 4)
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
|November 9th, 2010, 07:45 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: DC 'Burbs
The output of your pickups compared to the output of the SA pickups don't matter a single bit at all, once they're 'in the system', it doesn't matter.
I actually use EMG pots and hardware in a lot of my custom guitars.
I use their specialty pots (EXG, SPC, RMC, Afterburner) with normal pickups all the time, and I also have a guitar with EMG pots and EMG pickups too (a Lukather setup).
When using standard pickups, you use standard volume and tone pots (250K or 500K).
When using EMG pickups, you use their 25K pots.
The 'secret' to using EMG pots with passive pickups is to always use the Afterburner or the PA-2 (they are the same pre-amp in different formats), once you stick that in, you can freely use any of the other pots they offer.
So your setup listed above would work just fine if you could stick in the PA-2 pre-amp as well (which is basically just a pre-amp on a mini-toggle switch).
A note though: I think you're OK with the Laces, but this is a lot of power to throw a regular SC pickup at, if they're microphonic at ALL...fuggedaboudit, you'll have the howl of the banshees.
If you're going to use the EMG gear, I would suggest shielding the guitar thoroughly, and use pickups that are inherently very quiet, which I think the Laces are indeed.
Here are a few of my custom setups, the basic layout is this-a-way:
Top Row Front to Back:
Bottom Row Front to Back:
EMG EXG/EMG SPC
Lollar Mini-Hum neck, Fralin 5% underwound bridge
Barden Strat neck, Don Mare 2324 'Nancy' bridge
Duncan Phat Cat neck, Harmonic Design S-90 bridge
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