You will need to use either the EMG volume and blend pots or get 25k volume and blend pots, since the EMG pickup is active. EMG pickups typically have three wires: black (ground), white (hot), metallic shield (also a ground that surrounds the white hot wire), and red (battery leads for the pickups). When connecting the pickup, you will connect the hot and ground as usual. The red wire from the pickup will be connected to the red wire from your battery clip. This allows the battery to power the pickup since it is active. Without battery power your pickup will not really work, if at all. Then you will take those connections you just made and connect them to the red wire from the Aguilar preamp. Therefore, you will have a red wire from the pickup connected to the red from the battery clip and then connected to the preamp red wire.
Last edited by bongostealth : 12-15-2012 at 07:46 PM.