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Solid State Amplifiers => Preamps and Effects => Topic started by: flester on January 07, 2018, 11:56:10 AM

Title: Active pickupa
Post by: flester on January 07, 2018, 11:56:10 AM
This doea have  preamp so it ia om topic. I got 2 of these in a box with assorted wirong and pots. I do get low level sound but the battery has no effect. Any ideas?

Presume it needs 9v, 0v and Signal.

https://1drv.ms/i/s!Ahfhrrb-UXCajEoaFyNj07ttW7bv

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Title: Re: Active pickupa
Post by: flester on January 07, 2018, 12:04:36 PM


This does have  preamp so it is on topic. I got 2 of these EMG active humbuckers in a box with assorted wiring and pots. Link to photo below. I do get low level sound but the battery has no effect. Any ideas? Of course there may be good reason why they were on sale in a junk shop.

Presume it needs 9v, 0v and Signal.

https://1drv.ms/i/s!Ahfhrrb-UXCajEoaFyNj07ttW7bv

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Title: Re: Active pickupa
Post by: tonyharker on January 07, 2018, 12:40:41 PM
Is this an EMG 81? If so you need the connection board as shown here: http://www.emgpickups.com/guitar/humbucking/active-humbucking/81.html .  Have you got it?
Title: Re: Active pickupa
Post by: flester on January 07, 2018, 03:44:45 PM
Is this an EMG 81? If so you need the connection board as shown here: http://www.emgpickups.com/guitar/humbucking/active-humbucking/81.html .  Have you got it?
Whoa! I thought i had fixed my spelling. Anyway, dont have the board. Will look around the EMG site. The local junk shop just had a box of these with several sets jumbled up so some key parts are missing. I  thought these might be useful for my DIY lap steel as it needs a bridge pickup. https://flic.kr/p/eh33nk. It doesnt sound as good through my LM386 amp as my Hofner Shorty which has a humbucker in it.

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