Mod: EMG Covers for Passive Pickups

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

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    Well I have a package of what I think is Dimarzio goodies waiting for me at the post office, so I should have a bunch of pickups tonight, but have forgotten to buy pots (=fail) so no soldering till after xmas...
     
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    fuck. got the pickups, excitedly went to put them into the housing and realised i must have ordered the 7string size ones by mistake.

    EPIC FAIL :(
     
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    that's a bummer :(

    unfortunately, i gave my spare pair of 8-string covers to a friend. i also have some 7-string covers left, though :lol:
     
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    I received the correct (mini alpha 500k) pots today, so hopefully I can find a good wiring diagram; now about those covers I ordered...
     
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    which covers exactly are they?
     
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    Why dont we just pressure BKP to make a run of passive pickups in EMG sized housing? Problem solved and a huge win for BKP!
     
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    I will have you all know the Dimarzio D Activator 8 is BY FAR the most amazing 8 string pickup on the market; the tone is beyond clean, crisp, bright and tonal. I have never played on a guitar with such clarity and capability... I will be posting a video this weekend, and I know to each their own, but if you are a precise player like myself? You will never experience such reward for clean playing (especially in proper sweeping) like you will with these pickups for the RGA8/2228. I find it more proper than any Jem I've ever experienced, and that is saying something.

    The funny part is... StewMac sent me two tone pots, so I have two tones with no volume haha
     
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    sounds great :yesway:

    the only difference between tone and volume pots is the sweep curve (linear vs logarithmic). with the pot on 10 or 0, there's no difference between both.
     
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    I have two tones and no volume, the guitar can't be muted haha
     
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    ok, then you definitely need to check your wiring :lol:
     
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    Just checked my order. They sent me the wrong ones as I was sure I'd ordered EMG40 housings and they sent me the 35 housings.

    :(

    Their customer service isn't great is it :/

    Not sure I want to order from them aain, any other places do these I could try?
     
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    Right. Attempt 2 atr ordering off guitar jones. THis time i've ordered 2xEMG35 and 2xEMG40 housings as they basically sent me 35 housings last time.

    Means I'll probably end up with a spare set of 35 housings for anyone that wants a set.

    Hopefully they won't fuck up this time either.
     
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    Will the 35 housings fit a 7 string pickup? Or are they for 6 strings?
     
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    EMG 8-string (eg 808): EMG40 housing
    EMG 7-string (eg 707, 817): EMG35 housing
     
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    Where can I find "Standard" or Passive size 7 String Pickup Covers? I found some for my 6 but no luck with non-Emg (707) size for 7 string. Sorry if this has been covered earlier in this thread, I am a little late in the game.
     
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    afaik there are no aftermarket passive-sized 7-string covers.
     
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    Seems to be the case. I have searched everywhere.
     
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    So, have got my order on the way so should be here in a week or two.

    IF they've not fucked up, then I'll have a spare set of EMG707 sized housings that you should be able to fit normal 7string sized passives into (I think), so does anyone want them?
     
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    Yup I got both a 7 and an 8 string size cover from there and they fit perfectly :yesway:
    Definitely the best place to go if you're in Europe
     

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