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Explorer with EMG pu´s

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I'm looking at a 2003 Gibson Explorer project with active EMG pu´s . Paint striped and the parts in a bag.  I have no idea of  Emg pu´s are like . any good ?  Anyway I'm wondering if the Pu cavity will fit normal Gibson humbuckers , and if I´ll need new pots - if I switch - Have some burst buckers in the drawer.

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EMG makes a number of different pickups. I would need more information to answer your question. Active/Passive? Style? Size/shape?

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I havnen´t got any photos of them yet , but here is a shoot of the body . I don't know if the guitar came originally with emg´s either.

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EMG Humbuckers are usually on the tall side so if the EMG's fit most other pickups will also. If the guitar originally came with the EMG's then there would most likely be a battery compartment on the back of the guitar.

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I´m not sure that the emg´s have ever been in the Guitar . There is no battery compartment on the back . I´ll have to ask about that . It also comes with pots for  passiv pu´s. It has a tone pros bridge -  looks like inserts . I´ll give him a call tomorrow . Looks like a nice slabb of wood . No worrys about scratches. 

 

 

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Most people like to install the EMG 81/85 sets... some people like them, some people don't... my buddy swears by them, I'm personally not a fan... & would install the SD JB/59 set or the Rio Grande Texas/BBQ set... either would sound awesome in that nice slab of mahogany

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As far as EMGs go, I like the 89s.  They're basically the 85 with the ability to split.  They sound beefy in neck or bridge positions. 

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