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Old 12-29-2017, 11:06 PM   #1
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I'm looking at buying a set of second hand EMG 81/85 pickups that require soldering that are from 2010. Do you think they will be different from a more recently bought set that are solderless? Will age or the solderless feature make a difference - Also, i can solder but i'm no expert - is this an issue?

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Old 12-29-2017, 11:38 PM   #2
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You shouldn't, unless there was a big change in the more recently made EMGs.

Some people buy really old, "vintage" pickups because magnets lose magnetism over time, and some believe they'll get some vintage magic over that- very generally, magnets will lose about 1% of magnetism over 10 years (or 100, depending on type of magnet). So, unless you believe in magic told by people that believe in it, the age of the magnet will make zero difference.

Solder, or solderless shouldn't make a difference, as long as you're making contact.

Make sure you have the right tools. Here's a some videos on how to install solderless pickups.



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You shouldn't, unless there was a big change in the more recently made EMGs.

Some people buy really old, "vintage" pickups because magnets lose magnetism over time, and some believe they'll get some vintage magic over that- very generally, magnets will lose about 1% of magnetism over 10 years (or 100, depending on type of magnet). So, unless you believe in magic told by people that believe in it, the age of the magnet will make zero difference.

Solder, or solderless shouldn't make a difference, as long as you're making contact.

Make sure you have the right tools. Here's a some videos on how to install solderless pickups.




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