Jivin Posted May 1, 2004 Report Share Posted May 1, 2004 Hi, Im getting a new superstrat style guitar and after ive gotten used to the thing (its my first superstrat style guitar with a locking trem and those oddly positioned knobs (i usually play LP style guitars )), I'll probably be replacing the mightymite pickups. I got the thing at a good price, and im happy im going this way, cause like i said its my first guitar in this style, and for the money its a quality instrument i think. the stock pickups arent without their merits though - quite versatile and nice sounding for the money, and both the humbuckers are coil tapped. Basically, I would love to put in an EMG 81/85 set in the bridge/neck positions respectively, but its from there i have a few questions. 1. What should i put in the middle position? Is ther any hard and fast rules that i cant mix active and passive electronics? Ive heard the EMG 'S' single coils are nice, but I would like something that will give me a bit more of a mellow clean sound, as i know the EMG humbuckers im looking at are ultra high output ass kicking pickups, and i am conscious to still being able to pull of a nice clean sound. 2. What do i get when i buy EMG pickups? I understand i get their quick connect kit, and that includes pots and wires - but would it be feasable to buy the ZW set for the 81/85 then buy the single coil seperately? Or should i get all 3 'seperately' and wind up with extra pots and stuff? Any advice from peeople with experience here would be appreciated. Also actually, can someone tell me how much say an... EMG 81 costs in your area? Here in australia im having a tough time finding one for less than 250AUD (~$180US). Thank a lot, - Dan EDIT - One other big thing: the body of hte guitar is basswood... is that not ideal for EMG pickups like these? That would be an awful shame, but I woudl really like to know heh Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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