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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    He's the weirder thing, I think the pick up is passive, there's no sign of a battery anywhere and it's always worked. From when I've played it it's sounded really thin as well.

    It's looks a bit like a Jim Root Strat but I think he's going to want more then I want to pay
    For what itís worth - EMG did. make some passive pickups.

    Also, all of the Jim Root Pickups are matt-black.

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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    He's the weirder thing, I think the pick up is passive, there's no sign of a battery anywhere and it's always worked. From when I've played it it's sounded really thin as well.

    It's looks a bit like a Jim Root Strat but I think he's going to want more then I want to pay
    They do go thin sounding when the battery dies. I had a Hohner Superstrat years ago, it sounded ace with the EMG fitted, then it didn’t. An older guy said to me one night have you swapped the battery? I didn’t even know it had a battery!
    Felt a bit of a fool, but that was my introduction to EMG.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    For what it’s worth - EMG did. make some passive pickups.

    Also, all of the Jim Root Pickups are matt-black.
    They did, I think those H4A are that the pickup looks like.
    The BC Rich Mick Thompson Warlock had passive EMG fitted. They sounded decent though.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    For what itís worth - EMG did. make some passive pickups.

    Also, all of the Jim Root Pickups are matt-black.
    Weird though innit?

    And I know, is everyone misreading my posts today?

    Looks a bit like this, the way the light catches the pick ups make them look chromey. Certainly did on Tuesday




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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    This is it




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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    An easy way to tell if it’s active without stripping it down is to take the jackplate out and look if it has three wires going to it. One of the battery wires goes directly to the jack, besides the main circuit and the ground wire.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    They do go thin sounding when the battery dies. I had a Hohner Superstrat years ago, it sounded ace with the EMG fitted, then it didnít. An older guy said to me one night have you swapped the battery? I didnít even know it had a battery!
    Felt a bit of a fool, but that was my introduction to EMG.
    It'd be interesting to see if there was a battery under there.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    The Jazzmaster is the raddest though




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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Don't know how it works on guitars but most basses have passive pickups. An active bass still has passive pickups it's just fitted with a pre amp. That's what the battery powers.

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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    Don't know how it works on guitars but most basses have passive pickups. An active bass still has passive pickups it's just fitted with a pre amp. That's what the battery powers.

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    Is the pre amp inside the pickup or a separate circuit like treble boosters and EMG afterburners?

    With the active EMG pickups it’s all in the pickup, the old ones would still work with a dead battery (but weaker), the new ones don’t. It’s like they got rid of the passive part.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Is the pre amp inside the pickup or a separate circuit like treble boosters and EMG afterburners?

    With the active EMG pickups itís all in the pickup, the old ones would still work with a dead battery (but weaker), the new ones donít. Itís like they got rid of the passive part.
    The preamp is a separate thing altogether. Some will have an active passive switch that let's you use it either way, also handy if the battery dies mid gig.
    Amazing how many people think the pick ups are active and they rarely are.
    I looked at the EMG stuff because there is no soldering it's all push fit.

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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    The preamp is a separate thing altogether. Some will have an active passive switch that let's you use it either way, also handy if the battery dies mid gig.
    Amazing how many people think the pick ups are active and they rarely are.
    I looked at the EMG stuff because there is no soldering it's all push fit.

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    Aye, that I have is a solderless system. Really easy to fit.
    I like the onboard boosters and stuff, on the bass do they boost the midrange?


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    You’ll probably want to tell me I’ve got cloth ears Lefkasman, but one of my favourite bass sounds was Jean Jacques Burnel on the early Stranglers stuff. It sounds boosted and it’s brutal.




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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Aye, that I have is a solderless system. Really easy to fit.
    I like the onboard boosters and stuff, on the bass do they boost the midrange?
    You can get 2 band and 3 band preamp. The 3band will boost the midrange. Bass I have now is just passive so you can only take away. An active bass you can boost.
    I've thought I could always get an external preamp if I wanted one.
    I'm not much for fiddling with knobs while I'm playing. Set the tone and leave it.

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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Youíll probably want to tell me Iíve got cloth ears Lefkasman, but one of my favourite bass sounds was Jean Jacques Burnel on the early Stranglers stuff. It sounds boosted and itís brutal.

    Can't see it's a bit blurry but it looks like a P bass which would be passive but he's using a pick to give it that sound.

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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    Can't see it's a bit blurry but it looks like a P bass which would be passive but he's using a pick to give it that sound.

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
    Found this. https://www.musicradar.com/news/the-...-with-the-song

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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    Found this. https://www.musicradar.com/news/the-...-with-the-song

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
    Thanks for that, good read and pleased to hear he’s still going strong


 

 

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