Anyone Keep Going Back To EMG?

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  1. Seabeast2000

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    Going to get some files, which I don't have any more, and ream out a touch. Visions of drilling scared me.
     
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    Yeah, sounds better than a drill. Round conical file would probably work best. Just go slow and easy should work fine. Usually that part of the body is pretty thin so should work fine.
     
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    Do NOT ream, reamer makes a conical hole and you need cylindrical. A short conical reamer will make the dang thing wiggle.

    Use a drill bit with a hand-operated tool (t-handle or hex bit screwdriver or something) to drive it. Use it from the inside.

    OR... get the proper "import" pot. That's what sellers call em. There's basically two shaft sizes used in guitars, small/micro/"import" and fullsize (CTS, bourns).
     
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    You can ream, but slowly and carefully, from the top, just enough to where the shaft goes in slightly snug, then go in the the back side to ream the conical profile out of it. It should only take a few gentle turns and them the shaft of the pot should penetrate just right.
     
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    Guys, I was told by the other internet that this is the correct 2020 method.
     
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    I’ve never had an EMG loaded guitar. But lately listening to many recordings made with them. So the gas bubbles. I’m thinking of throwing an 81 into a guitar. I figure just start with the one I know I’m hearing on records and live shows. See if I jive with it.
     
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    if you dig it and want to try something else afterwards with more diversity, i recommend the 57/66TW
    Coil splittable. They cover alot of ground and styles

    also, a little tip, 81s also work great as a neck pickup if you want insane molten solos
     
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    Thanks for the tip. This time around I want a strict metal guitar, that’s why I want the 81. If I like it, I will look into the 57 for a more versatile guitar setup.
     
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    The 81 in the neck is my secrete pleasure. My LPC have 2 81 and the lead sound really like Fade To Black. The clean too. I have an other guitar with an 85 in the neck and for a solo like for The Love Of God from Steve Vai, the sound is exactly in the same ballpark !
    But the 66 is my weapon of choice. I can't really explain why, but the clean and the leads are so beautiful on it.
    The 81/66 combo can be an match made heaven for tight/fast rythm with screaming leads.
    The 57 is still my pickup of choice on my main guitar too.
     
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    So I have the 5 way Tele switch which does not have a ground pin for the ouput jack. The output jack has the 2 ouput plus the green ground plugs pre-soldered to it. Can I just solder this to the same bridge ground? This would be a spot on the shielding foil inside the cavity. I think this should be OK but I'm new to EMG wiring.

    thanks
     
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    Pics? You shouldn't need a ground for the EMG quick connect pickup switches.
     
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    thanks
    I'll get some pics.

    Seems since this wasn't a drop in kit, I'm having to pull up the instructions for each piece (switch, vol, tone). The output jack has 3 leads, one is green but there's no home for it on the Tele 5 way, there is on the Strat 5 way though.
    For fun I soldered the green to ground and the 9V starting getting warm lol. Seeing shorts where I wouldn't expect them w/ the MM.
     
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    What did you buy?
     
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    Maverick SSS but for Tele controls.
    Here's the Tele, which I installed.
    upload_2020-9-27_8-5-45.png


    Here's the Strat 5 way, with GND.

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    Here's the output jack. Maybe I leave it unconnected and try that.
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    BTW that reamer worked like a champ. Just went in from the top and gotter dialed in for the new pots. Thanks mon.
     
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    Nothing should be soldered to an EMG wiring kit. A black/white with two spade connectors (I believe they are called that) attach to the jack. The third tab attaches to the battery.
     
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    thanks, I have it put together like this. Actual pics won't do this any good since its all wiry and at bad angles.
    Vol is attached as shown, batter is on red/black on the last two pins. Its a two-gang connector from the batt.


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    Tone is daisy chained from Vol. then onto output jack. Although not as pictured as the discrete VOL pot instructions indicate using the 3rd pair to Tone.....

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    I can try calling tech support tomorrow if disconnecting that infernal green doesn't seem to want to blow up my battery.
     
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    DId you buy an EMG wiring kit?
     

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