I have several sets of older duncan livewire pickups. I really liked the sound of them in the one guitar i had them in, but always felt the 18v needed was a huge down side. Now the Blackouts are available and are supposed to be close sounding without needing 18v. I tried a few EMGs and wasn't impressed at all.
what should i do with the live wires? keep them as is? sell them and get blackouts? How different are they from the new blackouts? could Duncan remove the preamp built into the livewires and add on the new modular preamp or would this be not possible or to expensive? a few are still new in box, i hate buying gear twice.