Question On EMG 35DC
Hi I've been looking to for a replacement pickup in the market lately, and I think I've more or less settled on the EMG 35 DC. I do have a question about wiring though. I understand the pickup is an active pickup, but is it possible to wire it into a passive bass? Say a P-bass or a Fleabass, is it possible to swap out the pickups for that? Would I need to carve out any compartments into the bass to house a battery somewhere?
David on youtube manage to replace the stock pickup on his green Fleabass with a EMG 35 DC, and if I remember correctly, the Fleabass is a passive bass, so how did he install an active pickup on it? I'm sorry if I'm asking silly questions, I'm still fairly new to the whole pickup wiring replacement thing.
Active pickups are not usually used with other active components, but sometimes they are. It's most common to just wire the pickup to a volume and tone pot.
You can put the pickup into any passive bass or active bass, you will have to have space for a battery however
Just try to fit battery under p-bass pickguard. If it fits - then - O.K. - you need nothing else. Although, in that way it is PIA to replace the battery.
Don't forget EMG recommends 18 V for that pickup - so if you'll finally have to cut wood then make sure to make room for two batteries. Look at that for example: http://www.guitarelectronics.com/pro...itar-Bass.html
Also you will need to replace high impedance pots of passive instrumet with 25 kOhm (included with the pickup).
If you're going with 9V the DCX is probably better as it's got more headroom.
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