EMG 81 Wiring Problem


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Oct 7, 2009
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Hello everybody,

So here I am gettin' ready to install my new EMG 81 that I just bought at my local GC. I'm gettin' really excited 'cause I see the wiring diagram looks like something that a 10 year old could figure out. So I connect everything up using the diagram. For my set up I'm only using 1 pickup and a master volume control. So I get it all wired up using a completely new 9v and my volume knob isn't doing anything. The pickup is making sound when I tap a metal object on the face of it, but it's not as loud as my Seymour Duncan JB SH-4. And as said, when I try to roll back the volume, it makes no difference. Advice? Should I enlist the help of a 10 year old? I'm including some pics with this.


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