Updating/modding EMOG BQC

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bdplaid, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    I've got an older EMG BQC that has individual bass, mid and treble controls. I'd like to combine the bass and treble onto one stack. does anyone know of a stacked pot that I can use to retrofit this unit?


  2. Veeence


    Dec 11, 2014
    AIR Music Tech, GMBH
    If you can match the specs, I'm sure you can find a stacked pot. Most EQ pots seem to be 50k linear, with some notable exceptions. Most likely something like this:
    http://www.bass-parts.com/epages/61...Products/"Doppel-Potentiometer (bass/treble)"

    Just be sure - a quick googling didn't dig up the pot specs, but if you dig harder then I did, I'm sure you can dig up some info.
    The other option would be to just disconnect those suckers and measure the resistance with a volt meter across the end terminals.
  3. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    You have a BQS. You want a BQC.

    Do you have the newer solderless version? If so, you might call EMG and ask them to send you the right pot. I didn't see one listed on their website, but they have a good customer service reputation.

    If you really want to DIY, you can (as Veeence says) find a suitable stack pot and solder your existing wires onto it.
  4. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    thanks for the replies. yes, it has solderless connections. problem is, the stacked pots need to be center detented. calling emg is a good idea. i think I emailed them about this some time ago, and they seemed resistant to the idea. but i'll try again.
  5. JustForSport

    JustForSport Guest

    Nov 17, 2011
    Other than the center detents, a 50k stacked pot can replace the 2 single pots. I've done that exact thing because I didn't want any more holes.