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Jeff M

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EMG set up
« on: January 15, 2011, 02:58:55 pm »
What's a good starting point for EMG SA pickup  height? (USA Hamer Daytona with DG20 set up) I noticed it looked kind of high in the pinch harmonics vid. This is my first set of actives and I'm just looking for a reference to start from, not the "put it where it sounds good" answer  ;)
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Re: EMG set up
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 03:19:23 pm »
Active pickups don't pull on strings the way conventional pickups do so they can go much closer.

Put 'em close where they sound good   ;D


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Re: EMG set up
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011, 05:17:41 pm »
Here's what i do when i get ESP guitars with EMG actives :

1.) Press and hold high e (string #1) at last fret
2.) Adjust that side of pickup to 4/64in from bottom of string to top of pickup
3.) Press and hold low E (string #6) at last fret
4.) Adjust that side of pickup to 6/64in from bottom of string to top of pickup

Height difference doesn't make any tonal difference on active pickups, by the way.

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Re: EMG set up
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 09:46:27 pm »
Great! I'll give that a shot.... thx for the quick replies.  :)

 

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