Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Replacement pickups for an Epiphone Explorer

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Sanctum, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. So I was thinking I would stick some EMG-HZ's in like I have in my Spector to get the relative same tone (note relative). I figured I could use the same circuit and have two volumes and a stacked bass/treble knob, and just bypass the toggle switch all together.

    However, I dont even see HZ's on EMG's site. I also don't know if the active 9v circuit in my Spector is part of the pickup setup, or a proprietary Spector deal. I know the pickups themselves are passive.

    I'm also not sure if there will be enough room in the tiny control cavity to do much else - like an Aggie preamp. I dont see putting two batteries in there, nor do I really want an 18V system.

    So if anyone can help me or recommend any other suggestions.