Mod: EMG Covers for Passive Pickups

Discussion in 'The Sevenstring.org Workbench' started by loktide, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. iondestroyer1527

    iondestroyer1527 Banned

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    thanks A LOT this is f'n awesome. i now how zero reson not to get the lundgren for the bridge of my LTD.
     
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    loktide dotlike Contributor

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    thx dudes :)


    passives with 25kOhm pots? no thx :lol:


    thanks to you, man


    i had to trim down the mounting ears on the coldsweats a little to fit in the routes. other than that, the holes on the coldsweats match the ones from the EMG808s and the replacement covers perfectly.
     
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    hm, not listed at GuitarJones. but maybe someplace else? you could also spray-paint them ;)
     
  4. BigBaldIan

    BigBaldIan Bald and gribbly.

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    Like I said daft question, but it's been known to happen. :)
    If you don't keep the Cold Sweats what's next on the list to try?
     
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    lundgren M8 :)

    i have a M7 in my 7680 (also 27" scale) and it's a COMPLETELY different pickup than the common BKP. the lundgren has a FUCKTON more output, gain and bite. BKPs are also cool, but are more dynamic and have a weird 'quacky' attack to them which i'm not used to. on the other hand, i love how the warpig sounds on my rg3120.

    i'll record some clips first and'll see how the coldsweat's sit in a mix. that's my major concern actually
     
  6. BigBaldIan

    BigBaldIan Bald and gribbly.

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    There's always the inevitable tweak phase after you get a new bit of kit, especially after swapping out pups. At least with you showing us this mod, passives now no longer have to look aesthetically blech.
     
  7. ralphy1976

    ralphy1976 1 less ERGNESS

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    if i can chime in here for the M7. I have a slanted custom made M7 in my multiscale and it is quite impressive :

    clean tone, every note is heard, no matter where i am on the fretboard, no matter what volume. really lovely creaming tone at mid volume with a nice reverb, really nice

    distorted, it's where it shines : the clarity is there but the attack is enormous, heavy palm muting with those give me the impression of a huge rock being thrown in the water, that big thud..awesome!!!

    the output being big, you can hold a note for a long time, i find it also really good at translating subtle pitch changes, bends, vibrato..etc...

    Honestly a real nice pickup...really curious to hear what loktide has got to say about the M8

    ps : all this is with a Roland cube 20X (the x is important) and all settings at noon!!!
     
  8. alvaro

    alvaro ... dat chugga

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    looks great! good job :)
     
  9. AVH

    AVH avhguitarrepair.com Forum MVP

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    Nice job Locktide, very clean work! Thanks for showing us - this should be made a sticky in the tech section.

    I've been a Lundgren flagbearer/trumpeter for about 5 years now, using them myself and installing them for my customers and I can attest to all the attributes spoken of...except I want to bring everyone's attention to one aspect about the M-series that is misconcieved : the very high output. In actuality, the M's consistantly measure 13.0 to 13.8 ohms, which is med-high, while there are many much higher, measuring in the 16+ range. It's just in the way that they're wound and eq'd that gives the impression of very high output. Regardless, it's one of my favorite pickups, and my go-to in 7 & 8 string guitars for high gain work. Nothing gives you that 'djent' better.
     
  10. Fzau

    Fzau Unleash the proggies

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    Great idea, man! Looks really cool!

    I wonder if there are any covers for EMG707s, I'd like to swap them for BKP in my Loomis :scratch:
     
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    6o66er Awful Jack-ass

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    Dude awesome! Thanks for posting this! I've been wondering about how to install passives in an RGA8 since I'm planning on picking one up in the near future. Very well done! :yesway:
     
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    Fred SS.org Regular

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    Really nice cover-up job there, looks very tidy! As minor a detail as it is, whilst not being a massive fan of the pickups themselves I do like the EMG aesthetic, so that's pretty much a best of both worlds situation!
     
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    7deadlysins666 kvlt

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    Wow, those EMG casings are GREAT. That is bookmarked! Now, which ones would fit a 707 route?

    possibly the DC35?
     
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    thx dudes :yesway:




    yep, i believe the 707 uses the EMG 35 housing.
     
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    Looks great, i wonder if only you and I have done this so far \m/
     
  16. Guitarwiz2k

    Guitarwiz2k Tech Metal Guitarwiz

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    Now that is some very good, very clean, excellent work. Thanks for the post and I hope to do the same with my RGA8, now I can have both worlds, active look, and a coil tap switch for passive sounds.
     
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    Euthanasia SS.org Regular

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    Wicked idea!!
     
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    Fzau Unleash the proggies

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    Awesome! Now to find EMG 35 housings in Europe :scratch:
     
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    Sweet, now i can find something else for my H-207. :hbang:
     
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    i'm from germany and although i payed almost 25$ shipping, they arrived within two weeks :)
     

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