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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Aug 18, 2003.
just a quick question cuz I keep wondering how they'd work as a combo.
The earliest Soundgears (SR800, SR1000) had EMG pickups. Ibanez stopped using them after a few years in place of their own electronics.
I thought they sounded killer, much better than current Soundgears.
Yea they would sound pretty nice IMO
my $0.04 cause im cool.
Did anybody tried upgrading stock passive pickups on Ibanez SR400 (or similar) with active EMG P/G set? I wonder if it all could be done on your own without much background in this subject. Any tutorials available online? Thanks.
Brian that's cool, never knew that. Before I read your post I was thinking the only reason to buy an Ibanez is if you like that Ibanez sound... IMO as long as you stay away from their bottom-of-the-line models they're pretty ok, so why would you want to put EMGs in one. I imagine the older Soundgears with EMGs sounded "cleaner" and less Ibanez-ish?
My main 4 string is an '84 Roadstar II w/ an EMG35P4. I love it! IMO, EMGs are very easy to install, most everything is prewired. Check out the instructions at the EMG site.
really? That would explain why my SR800 sounds like a bass and most of Ibanez's offerings after that sounded like banjos.
I still use mine as a buckup to the Stingray and while it's not as good, it's still very usable.
I don't know about the old Ibanez basses, I don't even know when mine was made. I grew to like how this bass sounds and records. I want to switch the pickups becuase it sounds great unplugged, so maybe EMG's will capture that sound better.
I have an sr400 also and love the way it plays and feels. I agree it sounds good unplugged but when plugged in it sounds... well I guess it sounds ok, but I wish it sounded better. I've thought of the EMG's but i'm not sure how hard it would be to wire them to the preamp? So, I was looking at passive pickups, but haven't been able to find out what kind will give me the sound I'm looking for. I want a clean clear sound, maybe something like Eric Wilson's tone from sublime. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have an SR480 and with a new set of DR High Beams, it talks!