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It should, those are standard sized pickups :)
 

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Yea it should fit in there just fine. Now keep in mind, you're switching from passive to actives. You have to change out the pots, jack, and I think the switch too but I could be wrong on the switch.
 

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Yea it should fit in there just fine. Now keep in mind, you're switching from passive to actives. You have to change out the pots, jack, and I think the switch too but I could be wrong on the switch.
The switch is fine, but higher value pots and a trs jack are needed.
 

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To be specific I was looking into putting in An EMG 81/85 set to get some Zakk tone. Anyone do this? Are installing higher value pots and trs jacks a big job for a guitar shop?
 

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If you're not at all handy with a soldering iron, I'd have a shop do it. If you're comfortable with basic DIY (eg: you can install your own pickups/pots normally) it's not a big deal.
 

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If you get a newer set of EMGs I think they use quick connect for pretty much all of the wiring, and from the looks of their website they sell aftermarket quick-connect switches and jacks as well. Should be as easy as putting in the pickups, routing the wiring into the control cavity and hooking everything up.
 

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To be specific I was looking into putting in An EMG 81/85 set to get some Zakk tone. Anyone do this? Are installing higher value pots and trs jacks a big job for a guitar shop?
The EMG's will definitely help....especially with those pinch harmonics! I'm one of those people that hears a sound in EMG's that I don't like and I'm starting to believe it's the exact tone EMG fans love.
 
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