[SOLVED] EMG Solderless Installation

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  1. Svea

    Svea Senior Member

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    This is something I DID wrong the first hook up.

    I am going to take some photos with a better camera and try to cover everything because maybe it's my guitar and not the stuff from EMG. I don't know :/

    Thanks for all the help though, hopefully better and more inclusive pictures will be a better guide to this :)
     
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    OK, it looks like I might have found it. Flip the green and black wires on the BUSS. You have the wires backwards on the 3-way. The black is coming off your hot, and the green is coming off the ground. I think it should be the other way around.

    :Ohno:

    refer to diagram 8:

    http://www.emgpickups.com/content/wiringdiagrams/HX_0230-0110D.pdf

    your 3-way switch is slightly different then the one shown in the diagram, and I think that is where your problem is.
     
  4. Svea

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    Yesssss, thank you! You ARE the EMG guy :D

    More output even! And I thought I was hearing the "lower output more organic" EMG X haha :D I still have alot of humming but maybe that's the amp! Will play around more tomorrow, thanks a bunch!

    One last question though, do I need to shield anything in the cavity with the solderless?
     
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    I don't think you need any other grounding, of course this assumes that everything else is wired correctly.

    "When installing any EMG-X Active Pickup, DO NOT connect the
    bridge ground wire. This wire is usually soldered to a volume or
    tone control casing and goes to the bridge. This wire grounds the
    strings and uses them and your body as a shield against hum and
    buzz. It also creates a shock hazard.
    EMG Pickups are shielded internally and DO NOT require string
    grounding. This greatly reduces the possibility of reverse
    polarity shock from microphones and other equipment"




    I RULE



    :thumb:
     
  6. Svea

    Svea Senior Member

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    I love it ;D BUT... I still get quieter guitar when touching output or pickups - maybe thats normal?

    edit: very minor!
     
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    Still sounds like it could be a problem somewhere. Maybe the amp, bad/cheap guitar cord, or a grounding problem in your home, overhead fluorescent lighting can cause this as well. If you have a multi-meter, check all the grounds on the guitar. Cheaply made guitar cables can be very noisy.
     
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    Wild Starr What part of Cali are you from.
     
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    I used to live in San Leandro.
     
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    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering; what kind of cables would I need to solder to the toggle switch? I know it says Red, Green, Black, and White, but what kind of cables are they?

    Apologies if this is a ridiculous question, but I've had a look all over and couldn't really find anything?

    Plus I think I've annoyed the guys at EMG with all my questions..

    Cheers,

    Tim

    EDIT; Found what I needed.
     

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