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EMG installation question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by wombolombo, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. wombolombo


    Nov 29, 2003
    Raleigh, NC
    In the midst of experimenting with different p'ups in my J bass...

    Question - can the EMG active p'ups be used without their pre-wired control set?

    (I currently have a Raven Labs preamp and will probably upgrade it to a J Retro at some point).

    Or...should I just buy the passive EMG's?

    thanks for the help...
  2. Mika

    Mika Guest

    Nov 29, 2002
    Yes, if you have 25k volume pots and/or a 50k blend pot.
  3. rojo412

    rojo412 Walnut is fun! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    They will work with J Retros, I'd assume. If they don't, I'd sure like to know.

    They will work with their Pre's.

    You can wire them straight out, no tone, no volume.

    They work with the Aguilar Pre in the Spectors (though using 2 volumes).

    I just thought I'd throw down everything I know on this topic.
  4. LeTrull


    Jun 10, 2005
    What about the tone pot? I'm curious about this too.
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    emg typically supply a 25k tone pot with their pickup sets

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