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Yamaha mod question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Mandobass, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Mandobass


    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Howdy all,

    I'm thinking about modding my yamaha 765 with some EMG pickups.

    i really like the sound of the stock pickups, but i've been getting addicted to that crunch that les claypool and other bassists get from there emgs.

    anyways, i know les claypool uses EMG dc45s, but i havnt found any of these for sale on the net...

    i did find some EMG 85s used for a good deal...but are pickups worth buying used?

    and another question: can i use my existing yamaha preamp? or would i need to gut evreything in order to house the EMGs.

    thanks for all input on this matter!
  2. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    I have only bought one set of used pickups and they have worked great (SD SPB2). The seller failed to mention he wasn't including the plastic covers :mad: . If the seller has verifiable net references, I would feel comfortable buying used.

    I believe with EMGs, because they are an active pickup with preamp built in, you should probably get the EMG pots and connections. :bag: I could be wrong. Someone else may have to explain the difference between the 45s and 85s.
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    You can get EMG DC45's here ( sort of :meh: )

    Ya' gotta' call a toll-free number for prices, etc.
  4. Mandobass


    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    duane, or notduane rather..

    thanks so much for that reply...great site for emgs!

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