Some "active" pickups are really just very light-wound passive pickups, and all the actual active stuff happens at the buffer/preamp under the control plate or wherever. These could be wired in series, but I'm not sure it would have as big of an effect on the overall tone as we get from most passive pickups.
If I'm not mistaken, though, the EMGs have the buffer/preamp whatever inside the black box with the light-wound coil, which means it likely won't work out very well if you try to connect them in series. 'Course, I have absolutely no experience with EMGs, so...
Post by sbgodofmetal on Jun 15, 2011 23:52:53 GMT -5
l've heard of a guy doing this before, l never found out how it sounded but it is possible. As long as the wires are there you can wire them just about any or all ways a passive pup can, Now wrather or not you'll get the sound you want is another story!!! l've been eyeing the 85/91 set myself, for a while now. My honest advice just do it. lf it don't work you can always rewire it back the way it was, i'd try it before adding any holes to your guitar just in case though. Let us know how it works out for ya.