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EMG pickups for Yamaha RBX-170

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by GreekDude997, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. GreekDude997


    Jun 23, 2012
    Hey guys! I have decided to change my stock pickups to the EMG PJ set. What do you guys think about these pickups? I play Heavy Metal, so I think these pickups serve the purpose. I have contacted a technician and he told me he might have to route the bass or something. What is "routing" exactly? Thanks in advance!
  2. Cadfael


    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    Hi GreekDude,

    maybe (?) he means that he has to do some wood work?
    There are many EMGs now but I think you mean the active ones?
    Than you need a battery - and inside the RBX-170 isn't enough space for a battery.
    It would be best if the battery had an "own chamber", so you needn't reover the normal cover but have an extra battery box.
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    The PJ set is my favorite of the ones I've played, but I haven't played the PJAX set. The PJX set is cool but a bit brighter than I like.
  4. iunno


    Dec 16, 2010
    From what I remember, RBX170s have quite a bit of space in the cavity, I think he'll be fine.