EMGs + Aguilar OBP-1 wiring question --- Nino?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by oddentity, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    I've just bought a set of EMG active Jazz pickups to put in my MIM Fender. I plan on wiring them to 18v, per Mark Gollihur's diagrams.

    At first, I was thinking of going w/o a preamp, but I've heard so many good things about the Aguilar that I'd like to add one.

    So, my question is this: how will I wire this setup to the battery harness? Can the EMGs and the Aguilar both run off the same 18v system? Or will each of them require its own 18v system? That's a LOT of batteries!!! I'm not worried about having to route the control cavity deeper, or put in a battery box -- but having four batteries in one bass is a little ridiculous! :D

    Nino, IIRC your Warmoth 5 string has a similar setup -- how did you do it? Thanks in advance...
  2. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
  3. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001

    edit - you should PM nino, dude
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Sorry:). All you need are 2 9V batteries to run the EMG's w/the OBP-1. Your bass is gonna sound KILLER when you're done.
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I just scored myself an EMG loaded bass with no pre, and I was considering putting my Aguilar OBP1 in there to mellow the bass out a bit. I've checked out the 18v EMG mod, which seems like a cool idea. The OBP1 runs best on 18v. Can I run the EMG's at 18v, and the OBP1 at 18v? How many batteries would this take and how would I wire such a monstrosity?