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Offline 8rian

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EMGs in a Parker Fly?
« on: March 29, 2005, 03:04:41 PM »
Hello,

Has anyone tried to put EMGs in a parker fly?
 

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Offline Chaoshumor

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2005, 04:25:03 PM »
They won't fit, unless it's a Nitefly SA or Nitefly Mojo.
If it's not a Parker... Then it's just a guitar.

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Offline Binner

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2005, 09:21:42 AM »
I suspected that they wouldn't fit either. Actives are usually just a bit larger and thicker than a standard humbucker, which isn't an issue with most guitars. I remember that my SD Heavy Metal Live Wire was a tight fit for a standard guitar which had a SD JB installed prior.
'97 Fly Classic with Steve's Special/Air Norton
'05 Mojo Flame (Green) with SD Distortion/Jazz
'03 Parker 5-String (Natural) Duncan AJB-5s
'89 Hamer with Sustainiac
'95 Ovation Standard Elite (Green Burst)
'98 Ovation Balladeer (Red burst)
PRS Custom 24
Fender American Deluxe Strat
a bunch of Jacksons
a bunch of Charvels
a bunch of Peaveys (Vandenbergs)
Mesa RoadKing II
Mesa Mark IV Long Head
Mesa Stiletto Deuce II
Mesa F-30
Mesa 4x12
Peavey Triple X 2x12
Peavey 4x12 with two V30s and 2 G12T 75s
SWR Bass 750 with Mesa 4x10 and 1x15
Mesa Bass 400+
...and a bunch of other stuff

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2005, 02:27:24 PM »
actually, emg's are a bit thinner than most passive pickups.  i have made the change on other conventional guitars.  emg also makes a mini humbucker i have been curious about, but i have been happy with my dimarzios, so i haven't made the change.  the tough thing about emg's is the additional wiring and the replacement of all potentiometers.  emg's use imedence matching preamps, so a standarn audio taper pot will not work.  personally, i think emg 81 would be too darn bright for a fly.
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2005, 02:33:31 PM »
Our painter installed passive EMG pickups in her guitar.  Everyone said it couldn't be done - guess what?  She proved everyone wrong.  Bet you didn't know Parkers were painted by a gal!  Probably why we have the best finishes in the biz.  BTW - where are all the girls?  Is this an all guy forum?

John
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2005, 05:32:06 PM »
how do you know we are guys or girls?  i'm a guy, but i didn't know it said so in my profile.  i bet emg's would work on a fly (active or not).  what kind of passive pickups are they?  why not use active ones?  tell her she does an excellent job!  have you told her to visit the forum?
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005, 08:52:42 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by bostjan

how do you know we are guys or girls?  

I know a lot more about you than you know - lol.  I think it was the beard you sport that gave away the fact you are a guy!  Here are some other things I know about you:  you e-mailed us about some Custom requests, you'd like to tour the factory, you submitted your picture to the "Show Us Your Fly" section of our website, you joined your first band when you were 15, and you hold a Bachelor's Degree in Science(but you can't spell bachelor - lol)in Physics with minors in Math and chemistry - wow!!!  Plus, you are working on your Master's Degree.  And you thought Big Brother wasn't watching...

Active EMG's are too big to fit in the Fly body.

John
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005, 02:52:56 PM »
oops.  thanks for the note.  thanks also for viewing my site and/or talking with the cia [:p]!  as you could probably tell, i never had anyone with spelling skills any better than my own proofread it until now.  i guess i should have taken an english class while i was in college.  i also need to update the site, but i'm currently working on a new one for my band 'silent harvest.'

have you considered the emg-91?  it is an ultra-thin active pickup with built-in preamp designed for archtops without pickup housings.  i can't find the dimensions, but from the design, i bet you could make it work if you had to.  i'm not certain, but i bet your sustain would increase dramatically with such a modification (lower magnetic damping).  but i get all the sustain i want with a little distortion.  i'm also not sure of the brightness.  i am a big fan of emg, but i wouldn't suggest putting them in a parker fly.  good luck what ever you decide.