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EMG pots question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassgod76, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. bassgod76

    bassgod76 Cort bassist by obligation Supporting Member

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    I'm doing a build where I will be using an EMG P and 35DC. I will only use the passive tone but here's my problem.

    I want to use a blend knob. Does EMG sell their blend knob by itself?

    This build requires the use of the old school speed knobs, thus I would need split shaft knobs. Can I use any 25k split shaft pots for EMG's?

    Does EMG make split shaft blend pots?
  2. Smilodon

    Smilodon Supporting Member

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    Emg do sell the ABC and ABCX which are active blend controls. I think they come with split shaft pots.

    Yes, you can use any 25K pots. (Just make sure you get the correct type taper.)

    Not sure if they make blend pots (passive) with split shaft. I have one here, but that one is solid shaft.
  3. bassgod76

    bassgod76 Cort bassist by obligation Supporting Member

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    I didn't see the EMG ABC or ABX pots on their website. I will look.
    Right taper? This is my first go-around with split shafts. Can you explain?
    I don't think I'd need passive blend pots. The pickups will be active, so I can power the blend pot through the bus board.
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    bassgod76 Cort bassist by obligation Supporting Member

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    Okay, so the abc is just the blend portion of their active bass eq's?
    Hopefully they make them in split shaft. Looking
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  6. bassgod76

    bassgod76 Cort bassist by obligation Supporting Member

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    Just to follow up, EMG basically sells kits for this. They make metric split shaft pots for speed knobs. The best part is that they make them as a solderless kit.

    http://www.emgpickups.com/products/category/231/101

    You can also buy their active balance or "ABC" in split shaft as well.
    http://www.emgpickups.com/products/index/328/250/101

    They even sell solderless pots in split or solid shaft separately.
    http://www.emgpickups.com/products/category/203/101

    Sorry I bother you guys with stupid questions when I could just look it up.

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