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#1 User is offline   Lou574 

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:47 PM

I inherited a Gr4 a few months ago from my best friend who passed away. The guitar plays great, everything about it is great. The problem I'm having is, the guitar has EMGs, ssh. I have a Sadowsky that had EMG SEe in it. I took them out for the same reason I'm thinking of taking these out. They're very clean, very quiet, loud, but no character. My question is this, is there a passive ssh combination that is great in that guitar ? This is my first Steinberger, so I'm not really up on what other owners favor. My strats, Teles, Gretsch, Les Paul, all have a signature voice to them, the Steinberger just sounds like a loud acoustic. I know it's an individual thing, but I'd appreciate a few suggestions. Thanks, Lou
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Posted 13 October 2016 - 04:47 AM

View PostLou574, on 12 October 2016 - 11:47 PM, said:

I inherited a Gr4 a few months ago from my best friend who passed away. The guitar plays great, everything about it is great. The problem I'm having is, the guitar has EMGs, ssh. I have a Sadowsky that had EMG SEe in it. I took them out for the same reason I'm thinking of taking these out. They're very clean, very quiet, loud, but no character. My question is this, is there a passive ssh combination that is great in that guitar ? This is my first Steinberger, so I'm not really up on what other owners favor. My strats, Teles, Gretsch, Les Paul, all have a signature voice to them, the Steinberger just sounds like a loud acoustic. I know it's an individual thing, but I'd appreciate a few suggestions. Thanks, Lou



Hello Lou,

if your guitar really is a GR4, it should have passive Seymour Duncan pickups anyway. See the original flyer announcing the GR4. The EMGs you have are aftermarket replacements, no GR originally came with them.

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#3 User is offline   Lou574 

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:51 PM

View PostBe.eM, on 13 October 2016 - 04:47 AM, said:

Hello Lou,

if your guitar really is a GR4, it should have passive Seymour Duncan pickups anyway. See the original flyer announcing the GR4. The EMGs you have are aftermarket replacements, no GR originally came with them.

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:53 PM

I know that. My friend had it done, but l really don't like them. I'd like to know what the best passive ssh combination is. Price isn't an issue. I know it's subjective, but l need a starting point.
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Posted 07 November 2016 - 01:56 AM

View PostLou574, on 06 November 2016 - 09:53 PM, said:

I'd like to know what the best passive ssh combination is. Price isn't an issue. I know it's subjective, but l need a starting point.


The "best" starting point - in my opinion - would be going back to original, Seymour Duncan Custom Hot Rails and Humbucker. This would be "best" as in "designed this way". Other than that, there is no best, as … it's subjective ;)
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