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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo
    ... Although, having an SFX-01 built-in, (ala the GuitarElectronics unit), has crossed my mind a few times.
    me too, especially if i could have it come on automatically in the #2 and #4 position of my p-type megaswitch and fixed gain set at the level needed to be as loud as pos #1 and #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo
    How would these be different than a Jazz/JB set run through an SFX-01?
    I'll let ya know when my set gets in.

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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    thats what i'm saying, how many people even go straight to amps these days? not many, most pedals have major boost on them, or better yet buy a used SD pickup booster for $50 on ebay and never worry about hot pickups again......lol this is why i asked what the big deal was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stangme01
    thats what i'm saying, how many people even go straight to amps these days? not many, most pedals have major boost on them, or better yet buy a used SD pickup booster for $50 on ebay and never worry about hot pickups again......lol this is why i asked what the big deal was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tone4days
    which leads to the question how much friggin output do you NEED?! ... all the output in the world aint gonna turn a 50 W amp into a 100W amp ... and you get gobs more boost (if you absolutely MUST hit your front end harder than a baseball bat to the temples) in an outboard device than you can out of a 9V battery

    i'm just not gettin it

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    from what i understand actives are wound with a lower resistance(10K) like a screamin demon or a fred then the active preamp boots that
    so you get the articulation of a lower output lower resistance pup but the power of a DD or other higher output bucker
    then there is the fact the actives are dead quiet and are epoxy sealed and can be set very close to the strings since they have a very low magnet pull
    even less than dimarzios air buckers, this helps with sustain

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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    The actives will have much less noise. When I used to record with EMGs I'd never have to worry about lighting or computer monitors. I haven't tried these yet but I'd bet they are silent until you play a note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGN
    The actives will have much less noise. When I used to record with EMGs I'd never have to worry about lighting or computer monitors. I haven't tried these yet but I'd bet they are silent until you play a note.
    yeah many are mislead to believe that the only thing good or bad about actives is the output?
    they have many advatages from what i am learning

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadstar II
    yeah many are mislead to believe that the only thing good or bad about actives is the output?
    they have many advatages from what i am learning
    Hell Yeah ~ now I just need to have mine get here, so I can experience these andvantages!

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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    come on Y.O.P

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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    Anyone yet?

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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    someone on Harmony Central just did a review and he didn't like them.....

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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by stangme01
    someone on Harmony Central just did a review and he didn't like them.....
    Got a link? I looked and couldn't find the review anywhere.

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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    Got a link? I looked and couldn't find the review anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xicodelico
    Got a link? I looked and couldn't find the review anywhere.
    here it is,

    "Well, i had a chance to really put them through their paces and i've come to a definite conclusion. THESE PICKUPS SUCK TOTAL ASS!!!

    Sorry, but i dont want this to get confused. And i also want to say that these pickups are without goot attributes. At low volume they sound great, well balanced, very defined and very clear. They have a nice smooth distortion if you play smooth, rough when you play rough. These have to be one of the most responsive to playing technique of any pickup i have ever heard. Pinch harmonics anywhere are effotless. They were IT, active quality with the tone of passives. In my opintion, these would be a good recording pickup, and thats about it.

    I went to the bandroom after work and had a chance to try them out on my 6505+ halfstack (Pre 6, EQ-Resonance-Prescence all at 12 o'clock, Volume at 3 - 3.5).

    At high volume i got one thing FEEDBACK!!! Nothing but the most vile and screetching feedback!!

    I checked and even touched up every solder connection, this thing was wired perfectly. Fully sheilded, wired to Seymour Duncans spec to a T!

    And then MORE FEEDBACK! I stood a good 15 feet from my amp facing the other way, diddnt help. Went into the other room, no help at all. The feedback cleared up a bit when i played, but not much. Noted were muddy and indistinct. Horrible!

    I returned them to GC toute suite and got what i should've gotten to begin with, a DiMarzio X2N and PAF Pro.

    In my earnest opinion you should run very far away from these things. If you want actives, get EMG's. They sound good recording at at playing volume.

    http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...e&pagenumber=2

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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    That whole thread is just Hilarious
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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    Yeah but it has nothing to do with the mustaines
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    Default Re: (Mustaine) Live wire... just arrive

    there are benefits to active pups over passive, most people just dont think they sound the same/as good.
    low noise = quiet with lots of signal processing, low impedance which means no loss of signal over long cable runs, possibly low magnetic pull which could lead to more sustain


    ed. note to self, read whole thread before posting

    as far as the feedback the guy on hc was getting, id be supprised if it was the pup since im assuming that the pups are potted in either wax or epoxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    as far as the feedback the guy on hc was getting, id be supprised if it was the pup since im assuming that the pups are potted in either wax or epoxy
    Yep. My Livewire Metal didn't have feedback issues through Luke's Jeff Seal modded Marshall - even standing in the same, small room. You just needed some really good earplugs. Granted, that amp's not the king of the gain world, but it's got more than enough to see if there's going to be a problem.
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    Thanks bro for saving my money...

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