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    Default Successfully marriage of passive and active pickups. Possible?

    I know it should not interfere with pears and apples, babies and frogs, but I came across one idea: my son has an axe equipped with X2N & Super Distortion and it sounds very decent for most of music genres, but as he doesn't have some muscle amp (Engl, Peavey, Mesa...) planned to upgrade one of pickups with some of EMG stable, probably with EMG-81 instead X2N. I made some research and found that it's possible to pair active and passive pickups with some good and mean results:
    a good one is that you get axe with mighty bridge PU able to roar and bite (active) and in same time get warm tone with passive PU. Mean side of the story is that it's impossible to get useful sound when both of pickups paired; simply passive PU become quiet, almost imperceptible! So, only two switch positions are possible: rhythm and treble, no more. Anybody solved this on proper way?


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    Wow! No, I have never tried to mix the two worlds, so I don't know how to do it and don't know if it can even be done. Good luck with that one!
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    Wow! No, I have never tried to mix the two worlds, so I don't know how to do it and don't know if it can even be done. Good luck with that one!
    Thanks Stan for kind and fair answer.


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    There's no reason why it couldn't work Elvir.. Not sure why you'd want to...
    Whether you think you can...or you can't...you're right!

    Some mistakes are just too much fun to only make once!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpower View Post
    There's no reason why it couldn't work Elvir.. Not sure why you'd want to...
    Hello buddy, I'm practical man when I'm convinced that something is working in theory. We all know that US is State of possibilities and I thought that some of guys here already tried something like that. Why invent hot water if someone already knows how to do it? Thanks for support, I'll keep in my mind your support.
    Best regards...


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    O mate, thank you... nice and informative, also illustrative, article. Good starting point.


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    Well done, good Captain! Seymour Duncan's numerous articles, along with their great forum, are incredible sources of information. I have spent many hours with them, gathering valuable information and tips.
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
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    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
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    Ditto - I always find the SD articles and wiring diagrams of great help. A wonderful resource of knowledge.
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