The EMGs are coming out of the Torero. What to put in?

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  1. Todd_FindingMyWay

    Todd_FindingMyWay New Member

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    Hi Guys..
    I am going to be removing the EMGs in my Torero.
    Any suggestions on what to put in? Or what criteria I should use to make a replacement selection?
     
  2. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Knowing your a Rush fan the 59/09's would be perfect for you. Hot but not overly so, great pup.
     
  3. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I would have said this too.
     
  4. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    There you go, that was easy. :)
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Is there a ground wire in a Torero?
     
  6. Todd_FindingMyWay

    Todd_FindingMyWay New Member

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    No idear...?
    I'll be leaving this job to someone who knows what they are doing. Namely NOT ME. :)
     
  7. Todd_FindingMyWay

    Todd_FindingMyWay New Member

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    Yes I guess so! Hangar 18 I KNOW TOO MUCH! (Every time I see a post of yours..I immediately go into Megadeth mode! LOL)
     
  8. Todd_FindingMyWay

    Todd_FindingMyWay New Member

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    Thanks man..this might be a stupid question..
    Am I wrong in assuming humbuckers have a 'universal fit'?

    The website says they are compatibles with a 5 way switch. I only have a 3-way switch?
     
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  9. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    Cool, Man! Yea, I really dig Megadeth.
     
  10. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    universal fit yes. As for the wiring you can wire them with a three way, not sure exactly but the website has diagrams, I could help if you needed it.
     
  11. Bill Downing

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    If I ever take the EMGs out of my Torero, they'll be replaced by the new \m/ pups! :rock:
     
  12. SausageofPower

    SausageofPower New Member

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    I replaced my EMG's...with more EMG's. 57/66 set, to be specific. Great, versatile and a direct swap.
     
  13. Bill Downing

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    I was just reading someone raving about those pups in a post on the ESP Forums as they come stock in the LTD Elite Eclipse-I. I generally prefer SD Blackouts to EMGs, but these have me curious.
     
  14. SausageofPower

    SausageofPower New Member

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    They definitely aren't the typical "metal" pickup. More of an active PAF. Clean up real nice at low volumes. I'm a fan though, they're staying in my Torero.
     
  15. Bill Downing

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    That's why I like the SD Blackouts, they seem more…organic/passive/vintage to my ears than most EMGs. I'll keep the 57/66s in mind if I ever do decide to change pups on mine. Thanks for the info.
     
  16. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I've thought about picking up a Torero as a nice metal style guitar. I had swapped a set of Blackouts into an older ESP LTD MH-400 before, if you are swapping EMGs out for Blackouts it's literally 20min max to swap them. I can vouch for the Blackouts and how much better they sound than the EMGs, but that's my personal opinion.
     
  17. sleary

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    The emg jh set will give you that organic sound and they'd be a direct drop in. I've only heard great things about them. Classic yet hot...
     
  18. Johnnyboy94

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    The \m/ pickup if you want to keep it a metal-ish axe.

    I like the tone from the 59/09's though too. would be a hard choice for me.
     

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