Fixing up your pick-up situation
Wiring probs? Active wiring probs?
Take a peek at (wowwowwow.stewmac.com) and click on the side bar "Free Instruction Sheets" or something like that. There are a number of wiring sheets available there.
Go up to the company's web site who made the pick ups and see what they have online there. EMG usually has wiring diagrams etc...
You probably need to replace the jack input on your ax with a stereo jack input... that way when you unplug - the circuit is cut and the batt doesn't die off.
I'm not sure... but wiring direct to an active pick up (EMG ) may NOT be an option. There is circuitry involved (usually inside the pick up) a chip or something with helps emulate the tone etc... which the company designed into the "circuit" (i.e. active electronic pickup). Check out the EMG website or call to confirm.
(Check this out because I am not totally positive) You may be better off going to a Dimarrzio or a passive high output.... and wiring direct. Any additional signal boost can be accomplished at the pre-stage or post-stage of you amp.
other than that... good luck. Check out some smaller guitar repair people in your area... call them up and ask them some questions and if possible get some references (if you REALLY need to).
Ask around at your local music stores who they recommend for electrical work.
Last edited by Jurgan Mueller; 02-05-2002 at 08:27 AM.
The Bass is the butter on the bottom of the pan!