Axe Hacks: How to Install EMG 57/66 Pickups in a Guitar

I don’t know if you caught the last “Axe Hacks” video that we posted a couple weeks ago, the one on how to configure a Keith McMillen SoftStep 2 to control a Kemper Profiling Amp. Oh, so you did? And you found it entertaining and informative? Well that’s just fantastic. We’re pleased as punch that this YouTube channel exists, to the extent that we’ve now formed a partnership. Like, we have matching rings and everything. They’re mad suite.


Axe Hacks has returned with its third installment, in which mighty fancy EMG 57/66 pickups are installed in an equally spiffy Mayones Regius 7. You may not own a guitar this pretty, that doesn’t mean your pickup wiring can’t be just as handsome. Watch and learn, people.

Want more from Axe Hacks? Want to shove some more crap into your guitar and not totally fuck it up? Why not check out this bonus, pre Gear Gods team-up Axe Hacks video on installing a Floyd Rose brass block?

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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