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EMG to finally makes passive sized pups???

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Caught this over at

So i was on my facebook and i saw that EMG was logged in. So i sent them an IM asking to make passive sized pickups but still active, and check out the response!

(please ignore everything else going on in the picture)

incase you cant see that...

So uhm.. Is it time to rejoice? Hopefully they put them in all the guitar from the factory too!
Please, lets discuss this.
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I have to say, i do like the look of soapbar EMGs. They look more modern to me. Traditional humbuckers with the tabs were designed to fit under trim rings, and i think direct-mounting generally looks better, except on guitars like PRSes and LPs where cream rings make for a nice contrast element.

However, they DO make things a pain in the ass for replacement. I'd rather see other pickup manufacturers do something more contemporary, like Lace does with their Alumitones.
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