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post Nov 13 2008, 11:54 PM
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My Ibanez is Humbucker, Single, Humbucker setup. I just picked up a new set of Kerry King EMG 81/85's that I am putting in. But, this leaves a single coil open in the middle. I found EMG has some single coil active pickups. I am not looking for a clean tone with this guitar...it is strictly going to be used for metal. Does anyone else have a single in the middle? If so, what did you do?


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post Nov 14 2008, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 13 2008, 11:54 PM) *
My Ibanez is Humbucker, Single, Humbucker setup. I just picked up a new set of Kerry King EMG 81/85's that I am putting in. But, this leaves a single coil open in the middle. I found EMG has some single coil active pickups. I am not looking for a clean tone with this guitar...it is strictly going to be used for metal. Does anyone else have a single in the middle? If so, what did you do?



Are you wanting to keep a single coil in there? If not just leave the single coil you currently have in there but don't wire it up. I have a few guitars like this. Workd fine.

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post Nov 14 2008, 12:08 AM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Nov 13 2008, 06:03 PM) *
Are you wanting to keep a single coil in there? If not just leave the single coil you currently have in there but don't wire it up. I have a few guitars like this. Workd fine.

Monte


That's a good option! I don't really need the single coil, but don't want an empty hole! Thanks!


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post Nov 14 2008, 01:29 PM
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OTOH why not wire it up just in case? You don't *have to* use it.


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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 14 2008, 12:08 AM) *
That's a good option! I don't really need the single coil, but don't want an empty hole! Thanks!

An empy hole looks cool, that's what I'm keeping in my S-S-S that I've converted to H-H wink.gif


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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Nov 14 2008, 07:29 AM) *
OTOH why not wire it up just in case? You don't *have to* use it.


I would have to go buy an active single coil though right? You can't mix passive and active can you?


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post Nov 15 2008, 01:24 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 14 2008, 02:48 PM) *
I would have to go buy an active single coil though right? You can't mix passive and active can you?

mmmm my mistake, didn't read your post properly.
I think you are right.


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post Nov 15 2008, 06:06 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 14 2008, 02:48 PM) *
I would have to go buy an active single coil though right? You can't mix passive and active can you?


You can have both connected and use them, but not at the same time. I have passive neck pu and active bridge pu. I can use them one at a time but not together (mid position on the les paul dont work).

I would think you could still use the mid SingleCoil even if it is passive, but not the options where you use more than one pu. I would wire it, you never know if you wanna use a singlecoil later smile.gif


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post Nov 15 2008, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 13 2008, 11:54 PM) *
My Ibanez is Humbucker, Single, Humbucker setup. I just picked up a new set of Kerry King EMG 81/85's that I am putting in. But, this leaves a single coil open in the middle. I found EMG has some single coil active pickups. I am not looking for a clean tone with this guitar...it is strictly going to be used for metal. Does anyone else have a single in the middle? If so, what did you do?


Don't waste your money on it. You'll be using bridge/neck PUs.
That's my opinion.

QUOTE (Koopid @ Nov 15 2008, 06:06 PM) *
You can have both connected and use them, but not at the same time. I have passive neck pu and active bridge pu. I can use them one at a time but not together (mid position on the les paul dont work).

I would think you could still use the mid SingleCoil even if it is passive, but not the options where you use more than one pu. I would wire it, you never know if you wanna use a singlecoil later smile.gif


Ofc you can use em at once if you rewire it. If the goal is not to use mid pickup, rewire.

However the mid pos isn't too useful for this style in any case.
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post Nov 15 2008, 08:51 PM
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If you need flexibility you might wanna leave the single coil, you never know when you're gonna need one. Also you can remove it, that can look like a guitar with attitude for metal wink.gif


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post Nov 16 2008, 10:43 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 15 2008, 08:51 PM) *
If you need flexibility you might wanna leave the single coil, you never know when you're gonna need one. Also you can remove it, that can look like a guitar with attitude for metal wink.gif


I would make a push pull. Lower end, just connect humbuckers, so you can get 3 pos - higher, make so you can get 5 pos singlecoil.

This is a pretty easy prodedure with a push pull knob.

Edit: I dunno how good EMG's sound when they're splitted into singles though, or if they even have a single outlet.
Most Humbuckers have two outputs - one serial, and one with just one of the coils.

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