Pickups change : Plz help !!!

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by tapas.perti, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. tapas.perti

    tapas.perti New Member

    Hey guys, I'm putting my case forward, plz reply as I need urgent help ... I have a LTD Viper 50 which has passive ESP stock pickups, which I want to replace ... JaxyNikil is giving me a cut-price deal for his EMG 81/85 combo, but they are actives ... I wanna ask if actives can be installed in place of passives and I've also heard EMG 60 is b8r for clean sounds and solos, is that d case ??? Please also advice whether should I go for the DiMarzio PAF Pro (Joe Sat) or any of the SD's, in case I do not buy actives

    P.S : Please give correct advice, I'm getting confused by reviews and contradictory opinions
     
  2. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    You're gonna have to route a cavity in your guitar for the battery compartment, among other things, if you want to install actives in a guitar that uses passive pickups.

    As far as pickups go, each one is going to sound different depending on the guitar and the amp and your effects, so there's no clear cut winner.
     
  3. dpnkr

    dpnkr New Member

    yup active pups can be installed but not without ruining your guitar body as the100thone already said so if you wanna go for it then take it to an experienced luthier or buy a new guitar or install a hotter passive pup like mighty mite mothetrbucker etc.
     
  4. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Dude, open the control cavity in your guitar. It is the plate on the back side of your guitar, right behind the tone and volume controls. Check if a 9V battery will fit in there. If it will, you can install the actives without a need for routing. Most guitars can fit 1 or 2 9V batteries in there.
     
  5. tapas.perti

    tapas.perti New Member

    Ya Wylder, I agree with u, thr is easily the space for 1 or 2 9V batteries ... I have got the 81/85 combo installed in my LTD Viper 50 and it's working flawlessly ... Thr is absolutely no need for routing, as many people reckon ... Just that changing from passives to actives is a tedious job, but I got it done from a shop and it's really worth the effort
     
  6. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    so you bought it from him kya?
    grrrrrrr :mad: :p
     
  7. tapas.perti

    tapas.perti New Member

    Lol yes, I've already bought it and even installed it ... It's working wonderfully well and I've had no problems like so many ppl reckon
    Got it for 4.5k and sent my pups in exchange
    Srry dude, better luck next time ;)
     
  8. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    sob sob
    no pun intended but you insulted the emg's by putting them in your viper 50 it'd have looked and sounded better in my rga32 anyways lul
    congrax anyways
    if you ever want to sell it contact me
     
  9. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    what gear are you running your guitar through,?actives sound harsh and trebley with ss amps
    next get a good tube amp and an erg later
     
  10. tapas.perti

    tapas.perti New Member

    Well, the ESP Viper (James Hetfield's signature one) has the same combo of the EMG 81 and 85, so I thought why not go for it ... If it is an insult, u should have bought them instead ... I don't think I'll ever sell them since I got such a good deal, so I'll have to disappoint u thr

    As for ur second ques, I currently have the Line 6 Spider IV (15 W) and the KORG AX5G ... No probs, I'll lower d gain in any case and anyway, I play by myself, I'm not in a band or doing gigs n stuff, so not a problem ... I'll keep ur advice in mind, but please elucidate what is an erg ???
     
  11. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    throw the spider throw the spider
    no no no set it on fire :p its one of the worst amps ever made if you dont know

    erg=extended range guitar like se7en and eight string guitar which allow you to go lowww
    they sound somewhere b/w a guitar and a bass
    basically it gives people extended ability to write music
    some examples of erg's are
    rga8-i own it
    rga7
    agile interceptor pro 727
     
  12. tapas.perti

    tapas.perti New Member

    Dude, what d hell is ur problem ??? I mean, do u have something personal against Line 6, please do tell me
    I tried out almost everything available here and I was on a budget ... Anything more than I spent was stretching my budget (e.g VOX, Roland) ... I didn't want Marshall again and Peavey (Vypyr specifically) isn't available anywhere
    I don't have any problems wid d sound as such, yes it could be too digital, but then not evry1 can afford a tube amp or pedals
    So please stop ranting, alright ???

    And thanks for d advise about d erg's, though I like a 6-string much better since I'm totally used to it now
    Maybe I might try for a 12-string acoustic sometime, nothing else I guess
     
  13. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Just to be evil... Have you considered the 89/81TW? Those are switchable to single pickups. And apparently they sound like EMG SAs in single coil mode!!

    BTW, congrats on your new pickups... Enjoy them and practice harder...
     
  14. JaxyNikil

    JaxyNikil New Member

    As the seller , Peaceout people.....
    Deepsal I am sorry dude.....Like I said First Come First Served......As a musician u must be knowing how it feels to own a guitar thats completely opposite to ur style of playing........I want to sell my guitar ASAP.....so had to accept his deal......
     
  15. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    yea just wanted to let you know if you wabt to sell it in the near future i'l pay you more that you bought it for
    peavey vypyr's are available in kol easily
    and i love pods but i hate spiders
    i only appreciate good things
    sign up on ultimate-guitar.com
    and say that you love the spider,they will kill you like for real
    and no pun intended go try a se7en or a eight first the then see
    ofcourse some people,noobs in general dont find the extra only strings of any use if because they dont have the composing capablity
    getting erg's for covering things and practicing is a no no
    they are for a different breed think mesuggah and dream theatre
     
  16. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    grrrrrrrrr jayxnikhil grrrrrrr lol
    i would have done the same if i were you \peace/
     

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