Brothers and sisters, I am glad to find you well after such a long time. (i saw cynical,4real are alive and kicking!)
Well, its been a long since i broke my wrist and stopped playing, (4+months in cast, + rehabilitation, it took me almost one year), but it all went well, and ummmm i bought a new guitar to break even!!
This is equipped with with a EMG 81/60 set. First i'd like to say that this guitar is the sweetest i ever had. Also these are one of the most clean and sweet pups i ever had. So much clarity and sweetness! I bought the guitar for shred type of playing, drop tuning, etc... but I ended up playing blues and clean chords! It sounds just fantastic. Very full, very thick, fantastic. Also for jazz, for fusion, ethnic, etc.. it is just fantastic. I like the clean sound, with both the two pups selected (60 & 81) and the tone around 5.
Now my problem. I also have a strat (cheapo partscaster) (the one which was the reason for subscribing here : it still plays fine!) with Dimarzio super distortion in the bridge, and it kinda outperforms the EMG81. At the same time, the Dimarzio super-distortion is by far weaker than an old seymour duncan live wire i have in an old kramer 210. The live wire (bridge) can distort the sound by it self. As a result on the kramer i have absolute legato-ready conditions for ultra fast licks.
What i would like to do, is drive the EMG 81, stronger than the Dimarzio super distortion and on par with the live wire. I think that this would be possible with the EMG PA2.
And now comes the question : Since i do not wanna drill new hole in a brand new 700 euros guitar, which as is plays fantastic already, so the mod is absolutely optional, could I just drive the PA2 via a push/pull switch? And that would mean that i could replace e.g. the tone 25K ohm with a push/pull tone pot+switch and drive the PA2 this way? So, i wanna keep my guitar exactly as is, and just replace the existing 25K ohm EMG pot with a 25k ohm push/pull pot, and drive the PA2 via the push/pull function?
Is that possible? Am i missing something? IMHO this should be what the average guitarist would want, i.e. use the functions of the PA2 but with no drastic intrusive modifications to the instrument.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2012 7:34:11 GMT -5 by Deleted
Hey, pyrros, good to see you back haunting the halls again.
I wish I had something to offer, but my knowledge of EMG is just about nil...but I did want to say welcome back.
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