So I've got a SD Hotrodded set to install into my EC1000, but I'm having problems.
Before people ask, I went for the active version because I wanted the ebony fretboard and not rosewood, so I figured changing the pickups would be easier than living with a fretboard I don't like.
Turns out it's not. I picked up a liberator to make life easier and I only require 1 volume knob so the other 2 will be disconnected and sit there for aesthetics.
This is my first guitar with EMGs, and not only am I not happy with changing batteries and the tone itself, guitars wired for EMGs apparently don't come grounded. ****ing brilliant. I don't exactly fancy taking apart my entire guitar because before I learnt about this grounding crap, changing the pickups was relatively straight forward and apparently finding an answer actually relevant to me is damn near impossible on the internets.
Can someone tell me in a straight forward manner... Speak to me like someone who has NO experience with this **** (because it turns out I don't).
Has anyone here ever changed the EMGs in an LTD to passive SeDuncs? Is it's the EC1000 then that's even better.
What did you do? Explain every excruciating detail. I'd would rather live with EMGs than be drilling holes into a brand new guitar that is the most expensive thing I have ever bought.