Mod: EMG Covers for Passive Pickups

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

  1. DoomJazz

    DoomJazz Classic Lojack

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    So, I like this mod, but I need to know if there's any way that I can get covers like this, but in gold...
     
  2. killertone

    killertone SS.org Regular

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    I am thinking of ordering these and cutting off the top instead of the bottom to adjust for fit. That will actually also allow for the pickup to be adjusted to proper height with out a problem. Then you still get the cover to fill in the gaps in the rout but get the correct height for the pickup.
     
  3. Heavy Jerk

    Heavy Jerk SS.org Regular

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    If you guys with spare EMG 35 (EMG707) housings are willing to part with them, just lemme know ;)

    Need 2 of those.
     
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    Brohoodofsteel75 SS.org Regular

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    Just get them then paint em up i guess? It works with actual active pickups.
     
  5. 7 Dying Trees

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    Here's one for you guys:

    Housings do NOT fit DActivator8's , the pickups are too chunky, and the covers a little bit too small, so when you try to put them in the covers, the plastic bows out and the pickup/cover assembly doesn't fit the route for the EMG808's

    Pretty annoyed about this as I spent ages waiting for these and had to make 2 attempts at ordering.

    Anyway, seems like BKP 8's firt in them, so if anyone wants covers for BKP 8 string pickups for EMG routes, well, give me a shout as I have 2 covers I can't use :(
     
  6. loktide

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    yeah, it was a pretty tight fit with my coldsweats.

    i ended up unwinding the tape that protects the winding so that there was only one turn left to make them fit.

    would this perhaps help with the dactivators? if the bobbin toppers are too wide, you could also probably sand them down a tiny bit
     
  7. 7 Dying Trees

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    Just ended up mounting the pups direct with no cover, need to realign one, but just can't be bothered to be honest, just a massice pain to do so going to be buying a bunch of punk / fuucked up stickers and just turning the guitar into a filthy looking thing :D
     
  8. Heavy Jerk

    Heavy Jerk SS.org Regular

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    Are these perfect fit for EMG 707 dimensions? Or are they for EMG 808?
     
  9. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Sorry for the necrobump... But does anyone know of any other places to get these? I tried to purchase a set of these from the site in the OP. Things went as planned at first. I ordered them and paid with no problems.

    Two days later, I get an email from them saying that I'm getting a refund with no explanation. I emailed twice asking why I was receiving a refund but I got no answer.

    I returned to the site to see if I could just buy them again, and when I get to the point where I should be allowed to choose a payment method, the site throws an error "Error: No payment methods enabled."
     
  10. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    Oh, damn. I'm glad I saw this, because I was planning to get some of these for my incoming OAF.
     
  11. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Damn... I just read this thread more thoroughly... Looks like I'm gonna be trading some pups for some real EMGs... Eff the BS... :lol:
     
  12. loktide

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    ^ it's a really tight fit with BKPs. i had to unwrap part of the tape around the coils to fit them.
     
  13. davidvaldes

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    then .. the invention serves to put a DiMarzio Evolution 7 in Ibanez rg2627?


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    EMG fucking!!
     
  14. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    [​IMG]

    This, my good man, be a DA8. :yesway:

    And I have a BKP Emerald in the bridge.
     
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    good job :yesway:
     
  17. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    If I ever get an RGA8, now I know what I'm doing. :D
     
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    It took some work to get it in there, but you can do it.
     
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    Rain Musical Sith Lord

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    Win. Pure win.
     
  20. crg123

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    Hey guys I have Blackouts in my Agile Septor Elite and I was thinking about switching them out for BKPs using this technique. I noticed almost all of these guitars that were moded are Ibanez's, so I want to make sure it would work for my Agile.

    Has anyone had experience with this. Did you notice a major improvement between the BKPs and Blackouts (I hate passives but I really like these pickups)? Thanks for the help
     

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