Your take on EMG active pickups

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Re: Your take on EMG active pickups

Postby MetalHead » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:54 am

I still stand by the BL's :twisted:
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Re: Your take on EMG active pickups

Postby johnthebrucelee » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:28 pm

Man... I just had an 81 in the bridge and 60 in the neck of my Randy Rhoads. I first payed it through distortion (solid state amp) and it sounded really tight... And then I switched to clean channel, damn, those pickups really killed my amp. :?

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Re: Your take on EMG active pickups

Postby skezza » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:55 pm

EMG's are a good set of pickups and active they roar! I just am still into DiMarzios :)

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Re: Your take on EMG active pickups

Postby johnthebrucelee » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:11 pm

skezza wrote:EMG's are a good set of pickups and active they roar! I just am still into DiMarzios :)

They do, but when I solo up the neck, it sounds really creamy (like Zakk's). I just need to work with it for the clean channel... Man, it clips like a mofo on crack. Can't play any clean passage without it distorting on me.

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Re: Your take on EMG active pickups

Postby MetalHead » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:36 pm

has anyone tried the Mustaine LiveWires from Duncan ?
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Re: Your take on EMG active pickups

Postby Richard » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:23 pm

EMG pickups Are Okay but for my taste I like seymour Duncans. :lol:

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Re: Your take on EMG active pickups

Postby Rock » Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:30 am

johnthebrucelee wrote:What's your opinion on EMG's? Also what is the tone difference between 81 and 85? The sound of active pickups over passive?


EMG's are great pickups, is what Zakk uses, and I like his sound most of the time, my xperience with active pickups in the past is they can be a bit noisy, only had one encounter with them as a player, and thought it was noisy bitch, plus there is the battery issue, fuk having to worry about batterys. :)

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Re: Your take on EMG active pickups

Postby Rock » Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:33 am

Richard wrote:EMG pickups Are Okay but for my taste I like seymour Duncans. :lol:


Yeh Richard, I am the same, if i change a pickup in a guitar from standard, I use an SD...I have a full shred SD in my Kramer, they sound pretty cool, nice rippy sound, little bright though. :wink:

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