Members anibawl Posted January 28, 2010 Members Share Posted January 28, 2010 I ordered some EMG's off of a guy on craigslist (I know, shady...) Once they got here I tried installing them in my Gibson SG Faded. I didn't take it to be professionally installed, me and a friend figured we could do it ourselves. Took us a while but we finally got the pickups to work. Well I thought they would work right, they sound really weak and I compare them to other guitars from work with the 81/85's in them and these are no where NEAR the power that those guys are. Even the passives I had stock are more ballsy than these. When the guy sent them to me he said he'd include the pots, but he thought the pots were shot. I bought some new pots for the volume, but didn't change the tone pots. Used the same ones that were on my guitar already. Also when I turn the volume up and down I can hear the pots scratching hardcore. Did I wire them wrong? Or are the actual pickups messed up? I need to find out since I'm about to buy new ones if these don't work and I really don't have another guitar to use for practice. All help is greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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