EMG 81-7 into Ibanez question - input jack

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  1. ManBeast

    ManBeast SS.org Regular

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    Routing is all done...but what is the trick to getting the cable input to fit correctly?

    The one that came with the EMG is short and doesnt have enough length to reach the outside of the body. Do you guys still use the stock one since it had a longer jack or is there a trick where Im going to have to drill out the hole?
     
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    If I understood correctly, the wires don't reach from the provided input jack to the pickups? You could use the exsisting jack, if it's a stereo one..
     
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    Its tough to explain in text...but the jack itself where the cable is inserted is too short to reach through the thickness of the wood. The stock jack is maybe 3/4" longer than the one that comes with the EMG
     
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    If you could lengthen the wires to the output jack, would that help? Or try seeing if the original ibanez jack is stereo and use that.
     
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    What Ibanez model is it? If it's a prestige with a barrel style jack you should be able to use it, as it's stereo. Just resolder the wires from the EMG jack onto the corresponding tabs on the Ibanez jack.
     
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    Its an RG 7620 which might be what you're talking about...its threaded and it about an inch and a half long.
     
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    If it's like the bottom one you should be fine.
     
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    awesome thanks...it does look like the bottom one and the one that came with the EMG looks like the top left.
     
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    well guys, you HAVE to use the emg jack because it has a battery cable on it that other types dont, what you gotta do is get a drill bit the size of the entire jack and drill out the hole from the inside of the cavity. make sure you dont go all the way through and make sure you leave yourself enough meat to securlely attach the countersunk jack, i'v had to do this many times, it was a bitch on my s7320 with the diaganal jack input
     
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    In an RG there is no way to drill it out from the back unless you want to go through the trem cavity which doesnt seem right.
     
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    Or you can just unsolder the battery cable from the EMG jack and resolder it onto the Ibanez jack. It's not like the jack is anything special, it's just a typical stereo jack.
     
  12. Jarrett

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    From the Tech guys at EMG,

    You can use the existing jack, as long as it has 3 terminals. The black
    wire from the battery clip goes to the ring terminal.
     
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    Incorrect.

    EMG just uses a stereo jack, and instead of using the second lug for an audio channel, it's just used to close the battery circuit so the preamp is activated when you insert a plug into the guitar's output jack.
     
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    Not trying to highjack the thread, but has anyone ever tried a switch to turn the circuit on and off, and would it really be possible/probably?
     
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    I've heard of people using a two-way switch to go back and forth between active and passive while using the same jack. That might require two sets of knobs. I've never seen it myself though.
     
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    Well I was more thinking a switch just to turn the circuit on and off, that way you could leave a cable plugged in (wireless system for example) and just flip/turn/twist a switch to shut down the actives. That way you can preserve battery life but conviently shove it in the the rack if you are playing live.
     
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    You could use a SPST switch with the wire for the battery before the jack to do that.
     
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    The battery life on those 9v's in EMGs is enough to play 8 hours a day for a year straight.
     
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    I believe the exact battery life is 3000 hours per pickup according to the folks at EMG. Definitely nothing to worry about for live use unless you're one of those guys who has to change batteries frequently because of OCD or something.
     
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    okay guys, you CAN use your old Barrel jacks. i found out the hard way after modding my 1077 with guerilla glue, but you can use the existing barrel jack, but the unused tab on it from when you ran passives is the battery hookup. so simply solder you battery cable to that third post and you should be set.
     

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